Salsa Festival: Celebrating A Rich Culture

Salsa Festival: Celebrating A Rich Culture
True to the nature of the Bay Area, the Berkeley Farmers’ Market 2019 Salsa Festival was a celebration of the rich cultural diversity that thrives here and our community’s commitment to environmental sustainability. Locals and Salsa enthusiasts from all over the Bay Area turned out to enjoy Salsa music, dance, and food, along with activities… Read more »

Taking Pride in Peaches: Perspective from a Queer Farmer in the Capay Valley

Taking Pride in Peaches: Perspective from a Queer Farmer in the Capay Valley
Farmers’ Markets are made possible through the efforts of a diverse community of people who come together around an appreciation for wholesome food, locally grown and delivered with the well-being of customers in mind.  Joanna Normoyle of Guru Ram Das Orchards represents one of our farmers who embraces these values and offers a diverse perspective… Read more »

BASIL Inspires Reinvention of Public Libraries

BASIL Inspires Reinvention of Public Libraries
An article in USA today highlights the success public libraries have had in expanding beyond books to craft supplies, tools, science equipment and more. One of the most popular new items on library shelves are seeds, which can now be found in 55 public libraries across the country, and counting. While seed saving is a… Read more »

Plastics Industry Influencing CA State Environmental Education Curriculum

Plastics Industry Influencing CA State Environmental Education Curriculum
Early in August, Rolling Stone Magazine reported that single-use plastic bag manufacturers and the American Chemistry Council have launched well-funded campaigns to overturn bans on plastic bags and “cast doubt on legitimate scientific studies” by anti-bag activists. As a result, California’s Environmental Education Curriculum, a program launched by California’s Environmental Protection Agency to raise awareness… Read more »