Jim Montgomery, one of the co-founders of Green Faerie Farm, isn’t your typical red-headed, disabled, gay, geeky urban homesteader. But then how many of those do you know?
Former Berkeleyside writer Sarah Henry profiles 12 innovative farmsteads operating along the California coast.
Nishanga Bliss, the author of Real Food All Year, on eating seasonal whole foods for optimal health and energy.
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.
Sunday marked the grand opening of Urban Adamah, the first faith-based, modern urban farm in West Berkeley, at 1050 Parker Street near San Pablo Avenue, opposite Fantasy Studios. The one-acre farm with Jewish roots offers a residential fellowship program for young adults, summer camps for kids and teens, and plans to help feed the needy in the community.
Should city dwellers be allowed to sell their backyard bounty?
Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing.
Henry Ramsey Jr., a former Berkeley councilman and Alameda County Superior Court judge, was instrumental in bringing more city resources to seniors.
Over in San Francisco, the legacy of the psychedelic era might be shrouded by severed synapses. As Grace Slick (or was it Paul Kantner?) said, “If you can remember the 60s, you weren’t there.” Well, Joe McDonald was there, and he recalls just about everything. Working with the Berkeley Historical Society, he’s busy preparing for the Summer of Love’s 50th anniversary with an October 2017 exhibition, “Soundtrack to the 60s: The Berkeley Music Scene.”
Police recovered a number of guns and made arrests in connection with many of them; asked for help — and released a new suspect sketch — to solve a murder on Grizzly Peak; and arrested four people in connection with identity theft. One of the guns, which was loaded, was taken to school by a BUSD student. Another one, also loaded, was found in the purse of a woman who had just purchased marijuana from a medical cannabis dispensary, police said.
Pasquale Scuderi accepted the position of Principal of Berkeley High School one year ago this month, succeeding Jim Slemp, who headed the school for six years. Scuderi came to the district in 2006 and was formerly a Vice Principal at BHS before moving to a post in the district administration.
It’s been a relatively quiet year in Berkeley compared to some other turbulent decades, but there were a number of developments that were significant to the city. Berkeleyside takes a look at 2010’s most important trends.