On Thursday, eight Berkeley restaurants have committed to giving at least 15% of their proceeds to BUSD’s gardening and cooking program.
Cooking and Gardening Program
‘Afro-Vegan’ chef gets Berkeley students cooking
Cookbook author and food activist Bryant Terry talked about his roots and urged students to get engaged around food security issues.
Council approves $1.5M to fight soda consumption
Officials voted Tuesday night to step up the fight against sugary drinks in Berkeley.
Soda tax brings needed cash to gardening program
BUSD’s beleaguered cooking and gardening program will see a welcome injection of funds from the soda tax.
Berkeley’s new soda tax panel begins its work
A new Berkeley “panel of experts” charged with allocating money collected from the city’s new soda tax met for the first time Tuesday night.
Soda tax raises $116,000 of revenue in first month
Berkeley’s soda tax generated $116,000 in revenue in its first month of operation, city officials and advocates said Monday.
Op-ed: Berkeley teachers support Measure D
On behalf of all Berkeley teachers, I ask you to vote yes on Measure D for the health of our children. Ask any teacher in Berkeley and they will tell you that there is a strong connection between physical health and academics. Indeed, research has shown that when students are healthy, they are much more […]
Op-ed: Why a liberal mother of 2 is voting no on Measure D
I begin with this confession: I don’t drink soda and I never have. My boys, ages 9 and 12, don’t drink soda, either. In fact, I’ve never even let them try it, because I didn’t want them to like it. If either of them has tried it, he didn’t tell me about it, or there […]
Alcohol-free bar set for Berkeley (say what?)
While an “alcohol-alternative” bar is coming to Berkeley, a straight-up speakeasy has opened in Alameda.
Dine out to help Berkeley schools’ gardening program
Berkeley public schools’ cherished cooking and gardening program is in trouble. Here’s how you can help.
Op-ed: Let’s join forces to back Healthy Berkeley program
A broad coalition of diverse community representatives came together before the Berkeley City Council recently to call for Council support for two very important “Healthy Berkeley” initiatives. One involves a city parks bond proposal, and the other a proposed tax on sugary drinks. Both could provide long-term funding for healthy city improvements, including parks, playgrounds, […]
Berkeley School Board set to vote on slashed budget for cooking and gardening program
Supporters of the BUSD cooking and gardening program speak out at the March 12 BUSD Board meeting. Photo: Mary Flaherty 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 […]