Food Loss and Food Waste

Food Loss and Food Waste
Written by Cydney Devine-Jones and Alishba Shabir, Youth Program Assistants Food loss and food waste are rapidly growing issues that affect our environmental, humanitarian, and community concerns. The environmental problems of producing and serving food that no one consumes is a very large global-scale issue. A considerable amount of energy and resources are used to… Read more »

Supporting Your Local Farmers’ Market during COVID-19

Supporting Your Local Farmers’ Market during COVID-19
Farmers’ Markets are a community hub for fresh, healthy, local, and immunity-boosting foods. The Berkeley Farmers’ Markets are teeming with delectable fruits, vegetables, grains, cheeses, and other treats. Surrounded by friendly faces, you might see your friend or neighbor shopping and be reminded that food can build community. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we… Read more »

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program

Youth Environmental Academy Announces Farm Box Pilot Program
As the year transitions from summer to fall and into winter, COVID-19 remains in our communities, requiring changes in many areas of our lives. Here at the Ecology Center, we too are embracing change as we make adjustments to ensure that our community continues to receive essential services rooted in sustainability, health, and justice. To… Read more »

Staff Spotlight: Your Amazing Berkeley Farmers’ Market Managers

Staff Spotlight: Your Amazing Berkeley Farmers' Market Managers
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 »