Have you heard? The first month of Measure D soda taxes has been collected. Meanwhile, BUSD’s Cooking and Gardening programs are desperate for funding. How much soda tax was collected? And where will that money go? And who decides? Come to the Ecology Center at 7PM on the night of Thursday, June 4 and find… Read more »
[Press Release] The City of Berkeley announced yesterday that it collected $116,000 for the month of March from Measure D, the sugar-sweetened beverage tax that voters passed overwhelmingly last November. Given that the tax focused solely on a few dozen major distributors, the City estimates annualized receipts of at least $1.2 million.
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We know so many parents, community members, and especially students, past and present, who are big fans of Berkeley’s public school Garden & Cooking Program. We are too, because the program provides invaluable health, nutrition, and food literacy lessons to a broad swath of Berkeley’s kids. We’ve been concerned by the repeated cuts to the… Read more »
Join us in supporting BUSD’s public school garden program! With strong community support, this program will be able to rise above severe funding cuts. An upcoming gala on Saturday, June 7th will help raise money for the program’s 2014-15 school year, and tickets are on sale now! Get yours online here, only a limited number… Read more »
Join us for a meal at a partnering restaurants on Tuesday, May 13th, and a portion of your bill will support the Berkeley Public School Gardening Program! It will be an evening of wining and dining in support of connecting student learning with real world experiences around food, while exploring topics of health, wellness, and… Read more »