7/22/14 - Save The Date: UC Cooperative Extension-Alameda Fall Harvest Festival Sept. 20th in Oakland, CA

UC Cooperative Extension-Alameda will hold their Centennial Celebration that honors urban food growers across Alameda for their hard work during the season and gives them the opportunity to show off their harvests, Saturday, Sept. 20th, 10am - 2pm, Fruitvale Village (Fruitvale Ave. and East 12th St.), near Fruitvale BART, Oakland, CA.

7/15/14 - Kelly Carlisle of Acta Non Verba honored at White House Iftar Dinner

Kelly Carlisle, founder of Acta Non Verba (a partner in our Growing Equity from the Ground Up project), was honored at President Obama's annual Iftar dinner on July 14th for her work in the Oakland community. Congratulations, Kelly!

The White House has held an Iftar dinner every year since 1996 to celebrate mark the end of the Ramadan feast.

President Obama's tribute to Kelly begins at 1:54. 

7/14/14 - UCSC Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture now accepting applications for the class of 2015

The UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems welcomes applications to the Apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, a full-time, 6-month residential program that trains adults in the concepts and practices of organic gardening and small-scale sustainable farming.

7/10/14 - Food First discussion Wednesday, July 16, in Berkeley: The Quinoa Quandary: What’s at stake in the superfood debate

Food First presents a talk by Research Coordinator Tanya Kerssen about the complex realities behind the “quinoa quandary,” focusing on Bolivia, the country with the greatest genetic diversity of quinoa and also the world’s top exporter. Quinoa has recently been touted as a superfood and subsequently become more popular and easier to find in mainstream supermarkets. There are concerns that quinoa consumption in North America and Europe may be doing more harm than good to Andean ecosystems and communities. 

7/8/14 - Free Food N' Justice Workshops at North Oakland Farmers Markets 11-1 pm Saturdays through Aug. 2

Phat Beets is holding free Food N' Justice workshops from 11 - 1 pm at their Feel the Beet Farmers Markets at 970 Grace Ave., North Oakland, every Saturday until August 2nd.