Did you know that California certifies its farmers’ markets to ensure that the farmers grow what they sell at the market? These special regulations also require a Market Manager at all Certified Farmers’ Markets. These folks ensure that the markets are following the agricultural and health department regulations. In addition to that job, these folks… Read more »
It is no secret that ethical shopping starts with taking care of the planet, which means going plastic-free. As companies begin to rethink how they package their products to reduce plastic consumption, they can look to refill shops for inspiration. Refill shops use a business model where customers return and refill plastic-free containers with various… Read more »
This list offers a set of practices to get you (re)thinking about sustainability in the time of COVID-19. During these times of radical uncertainty, it is fine to reassess some of your previous green practices for your own health and the health of your loved ones and your community.
It’s important to acknowledge that living… Read more »
As an essential service, the Berkeley Farmers’ Markets REMAIN OPEN, providing fresh, healthy food for the community. We are actively making operational changes to protect customers, farmers, and staff, and to mitigate the spread of disease. We know there have been many changes and here is a list of some frequently asked questions.
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Dear Ecology Center community,
It is with a heavy heart that we write this message in response to the senseless and brutal murder of George Floyd, which has galvanized our communities to take to the streets in protest. As we look around the state and the nation, we’re once again reminded of the deep systemic… Read more »
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