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Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

East Bay writer and urban farmer Novella Carpenter will be at the Claremont branch of the Berkeley library today at 4 p.m. Photo: courtesy Novella Carpenter NOVELLA CARPENTER AT THE LIBRARY Today, Friday, local writer, urban farmer, educator and activist Novella Carpenter will take part in a free author chat at the Claremont branch of the Berkeley Public Library. […]

Posted inBusiness

BioFuel Oasis: 8 years on, and still powered by idealism

Jon and Val, customers at BioFuel Oasis, which is celebrating its eighth anniversary in Berkeley. Photo: Melissa Hardy By Nathan Pensky Even in a community as amenable to progressive values as Berkeley, there are few small businesses so powered by idealism as BioFuel Oasis, which this month is celebrating its eighth birthday. An environmentalist mainstay since 2003, […]

Posted inNosh

Faith-based urban farm opens in Berkeley

Families enjoying the festivities at the Urban Adamah Grand Opening and Farm Festival yesterday. Photos: Sarah Henry 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 […]

Posted inNosh

Berkeley Bites: Samin Nosrat, ex-Eccolo and co-creator of the Pop-Up General Store

Samin Nosrat is a veritable poster girl for the current trend (some would say necessity) of workplace reinvention. Since the shuttering last summer of Eccolo, an acclaimed Italian eatery on 4th Street, that restaurant’s one-time sous chef now juggles an impressive number of part-time jobs in the culinary world. Nosrat is the co-creator (along with […]