[PRESS RELEASE] – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded the California Department of Agriculture (CDFA) and its partners a $3.9 million Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive (FINI) grant – the largest in the country. FINI grants are designed to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables among low-income people participating in the Supplemental Nutrition… Read more »
[Press Release] BERKELEY, June 13, 2016 – The healthy food incentive program Market Match is increasing access to fresh produce among Californians who are struggling to feed their families, while giving an economic boost to the state’s embattled farm communities. Any day, Governor Jerry Brown is expected to decide whether to take advantage of federal… Read more »
As the country waits for the Farm Bill to pass, and funding for food stamps remains in limbo, the Ecology Center is launching a tool that allows Californians on food assistance to easily find the healthiest, affordable food from a farmers’ market near them. The Farmers’ Market Finder displays all farmers’ markets that accept CalFresh… Read more »
Please note some of the Ecology Center’s programs and services will be observing the holiday this Thursday.
The Thursday North Berkeley Farmers’ Market will be closed. Stock up on produce at South Berkeley Tuesday market and Albany Wednesday market instead. Click here for location and hours for our Farmers’ Markets.
The Ecology Center Store and… Read more »
On Sunday, October 14th, seventeen blocks of Shattuck Avenue will be closed to car traffic. Instead, people will be out walking, biking, rolling and dancing through Downtown and and North Berkeley! This event is a short seven weeks away, and we need all hands on deck to help spread the word. We’re looking for volunteers… Read more »