Produce growers and livestock keepers in Berkeley share their tools, tips, and tricks, about raising livestock and growing your own food in the city on the upcoming Urban Farm Tour.
Berkeley High School is going the edible schoolyard route and is planning to build a vegetable garden. BHS Science Teacher Glenn Wolkenfeld, with support from the Berkeley Public Education Foundation and BUSD’s Gardening Program, is about to lead his AP Environmental Science class to build a number of raised beds at the school. The team […]
The owners of this new garden in North Berkeley got everything they wanted and more: a peaceful outdoor living space, beautiful plants and bountiful edibles.
Berkeley will soon get a new seafood-focused wine bar and Oakland’s Laurel District is likely to gain two beer gardens — these details and more, in this week’s Bites.
BUSD’s beleaguered cooking and gardening program will see a welcome injection of funds from the soda tax.
Colusa Avenue between Marin and Hopkins is not well traveled, but people who have heard about Mark Olivier’s incredible — as in unbelievable — front yard at 1118 Colusa often make a point to go there. Olivier, a carpenter who found himself as a sculptor, has created a fantastical display from found objects. He walks […]
The Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale at King Middle School on Saturday May 10 was probably the best ever in terms of raising funds for the nonprofit, according to its director, Katrina Heron. The annual event, one of Berkeley’s favorites on the community calendar, offered a chance to stock up on herbs, perennials and flowers, enjoy oven-fired pizza, pick […]
Berkeley public schools’ cherished cooking and gardening program is in trouble. Here’s how you can help.
UPDATE, March 27: As expected, the Berkeley Unified School Board last night voted to commit $485,000 for the coming year to its gardening program, under the terms outlined it the proposal that called for gardening classes for pre-kindergarten through grade 7. [See the full proposal on the BUSD Board meeting agenda packet, starting on page 54.] Commenting […]
A drastic reduction in funding means the Berkeley school district is considering severely pruning its lauded edible program.
British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver dropped in on a cookery class today at King School and had a tour of its famous garden by Alice Waters.
Many local businesses, including Chez Panisse, took part in A Taste of North Berkeley, a fundraiser for BUSD’s gardening and cooking program.
Jezra Thompson, the new head of Berkeley schools’ gardening and cooking program, explains why it’s in peril, despite support.