Berkeley High plans edible garden

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 […]

B&B Wine Bar, LocoL, 2 Laurel beer gardens

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.

How Quirky is Berkeley? Mark Olivier’s Colusa Avenue beach trash sculpture garden

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 […]

Despite theft, ‘best ever’ Edible Schoolyard Plant Sale

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 School Board set to vote on slashed budget for cooking and gardening program

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 […]