There’s a secret green side to Berkeley, one that is not visible from the sidewalk. They are Berkeley’s roof gardens — oases of calm amidst a city of concrete. Some were created to provide food, others to make buildings more energy-friendly. Whatever the reason, they remain mostly unseen. Over the past few weeks, Berkeleyside has […]
Berkeleyside photographer Pete Rosos has created a stunning portrait gallery of the staff at BUSD’s threatened gardening and cooking program.
Will Gaudet Jr. came through the Alice Waters backed Edible Schoolyard and now he’s determined to turn people on to hemp burgers.
The Berkeley School Board looks likely to back a new plan aimed at sustaining the district’s highly regarded cooking and gardening program.
Berkeley schools’ pioneering cooking and gardening programs are at risk as federal funding is being cut. Parents are rallying to find solutions.
Katrina Heron, who recently took over as director of The Edible Schoolyard Project, wants to “upgrade the menu” at school lunches.
Last week saw the end of the 15-week Edible Education class at UC Berkeley orchestrated by Michael Pollan. Anna Mindess found the storytelling focus to be the most powerful ingredient in the mix.
Katrina Heron, a veteran journalist, takes over the reins at The Edible Schoolyard Project.
Three Berkeley elementary schools secure additional federal funding for their cooking and gardening programs for the next academic year.
Late last night, the Berkeley Unified School District School Board voted to authorize funding up to $350,000 for three elementary schools — Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Washington — that were in danger of losing their gardening and cooking programs for the next school year. The move came as welcome news for all those involved […]
This week, Berkeley parents and community members rallied to find ways to secure funds to save the gardening and cooking programs at three local elementary schools. The programs at Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Washington, whose combined budgets are $372,000, are threatened because, under existing guidelines, the schools no longer qualify for federal monies as they have fewer […]
Tonight, at Builders Booksource on Berkeley’s Fourth Street, Kathleen Brenzel will introduce the new, ninth, edition of the “Sunset Western Garden Book“, the iconic gardening bible which is in its 80th year. Brenzel, Sunset’s Garden Editor, paused on her busy book tour to answer some questions posed by Berkeleyside. Naturally we selected to focus on Berkeley. What do […]
Cooking and gardening programs at three Berkeley elementary schools may face cuts.