CA Budget Cuts Endanger Market Match Program–Take Action Today


CA Budget Cuts Endanger Market Match Program–Take Action Today
The well loved Market Match Program, led by the Ecology Center, which enables CalFresh shoppers to double their EBT food dollars for fruits and veggies at 270+ farmers’ markets (and other farm-direct sites), is at risk of losing funding. That’s why the Ecology Center, Roots of Change, and a coalition of supporters are working to… Read more »

Explore the Ecology Center’s Disposable Foodware Policy Toolkit

A large group of people standing together holding signs that read "Disposable Free Berkeley"
In the US we have been entrenched in a culture of consumption, with little consideration for what waste disposal entails, for decades. In fact, the convenience of disposable products and foodware has long been celebrated; in the 1950s a Time article coined the term “throwaway living,” naming that sentiment. But in recent years, cultural awareness… Read more »

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 »