Help Desk’s Top 5 Most Interesting Questions of 2022

Two Ecology Center Staff at a farmers market tabling event.
Climate change is here, its effects are overwhelming and at times can leave one feeling hopeless. Through these difficult times, the Help Desk team finds solace in your passion for doing right by your community. From greywater installation to information on recycling systems, our Help Desk team is thrilled to have answered questions covering a… Read more »

Navel Orange Shaker Pie

Thinly cut oranges with a knife on a wooden cutting board.
This recipe comes compliments of Edith’s Pie and Berkeley Farmers’ Market regular Chef Mike Raskin. It’s a great zero-waste recipe which uses every part of the gorgeous winter citrus at the markets right now. Ingredients: 1ea 9” pie crust, blind baked 1.5 lb naval oranges 1C+1Tbsp sugar 1tsp diamond crystal kosher salt 1.5 tsp flour… Read more »

New Vendor Spotlight: Joodooboo

New Vendor Spotlight: Joodooboo
Now selling freshly made tofu at the Saturday Downtown Berkeley Farmers’ Market: Joodooboo! Joodooboo is a new Korean deli and banchan shop located in Oakland. Since their opening early this year, they’ve been serving up freshly made dooboo (Korean for tofu), hyper-seasonal vegetable preparations, simple rice bowls, and soups inspired by Korean flavors and ingredients. … Read more »

SB 1383 Implementation is Here, What Does that Mean for You?

Compost on the Facility Dirt Floor: Image is of food scrapes, wet paper and plastic film bags that contaminate the compost.
Contaminated compost A Look at Curbside Compost Having answered over 350 questions in 2022 so far through our Help Desk, we are well aware of our Berkeley community’s dedication to proper waste sorting. With inquiries ranging from where to drop off an old microwave to how to sort soiled cardboard, your thoughtful questions do make… Read more »