Next week, we’re hosting an event about some exciting proposed changes for urban agriculture in Berkeley, which could result in more food to be grown on vacant lots and other spaces. Berkeley has a solid existing network of school, nonprofit, and community gardens – but wait lists are long, and more gardening space is in … Read more »
On Tuesday, May 10th, a Community Garden Zoning Amendment will come before the Berkeley City Council. The Ecology Center is urging the Council to vote “yes.” If you are a fan of community gardens and would like to see more of them, we encourage you to contact your Council Member to voice your support.
The… Read more »
The Berkeley Community Gardening Collaborative (BCGC) is a network of diverse community and school gardens in Berkeley who share a commitment to organic, urban agriculture, and access to healthy food for Berkeley residents. The beloved long-time leader of BCGC, Beebo Turman, is retiring, and hiring a replacement coordinator. The new Berkeley Community Gardening Coordinator will… Read more »
The final event in our “Soil in the City” series looks at how urban gardening intersects with social justice. Why are urban soils so toxic in communities that have the least access to healthy foods? Is a community garden in your neighborhood always good for the community and does it meet the needs of the… Read more »
Inspiring and building a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond.