More people are growing vegetables, raising chickens, setting up beehives and preserving in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
At its current home in West Berkeley, the faith-based community farm hosts a three-month residential leadership program where fellows get agricultural training through progressive Jewish spiritual practice.
New regulations allow Berkeley property owners to start community gardens, grow produce for sale or donation, and lead farming workshops without the need for permits.
Echoes of social justice programs that the Black Panther Party started resonate within current East Bay food-justice groups.
The Oakland-based nonprofit is guiding local teens in the art of natural fermentation and entrepreneurship though its “CSY” program, The Cultured Case.
A sustainable agriculture organization that hopes to create an urban farm and training program for the next generation of urban farmers has nearly broken ground.
Volunteers at the UC Berkeley Gill Tract Community farm in Albany have harvested 17,000 pounds of produce in the last year alone.
A local vet shares his concerns that people are raising chickens in lead-contaminated urban soils, unaware that the lead can enter the chicken eggs we eat.
David Ceaser has transformed a vacant lot in West Berkeley into a thriving urban farm. Locals are coming out to help him grow and harvest the produce.
Urban Adamah has purchased a 2.2-acre lot next to a restored section of Codornices Creek in West Berkeley.
Oakland’s City Slickers has broken ground on its largest site, on what was once the site of a paint factory — promising a bounty of fresh produce for local residents.