At a community event in Berkeley, volunteer fixers revive the practice of repairing rather than discarding — and share a little know-how along the way.
Top food stories from Berkeley in 2011
Food writer Sarah Henry reviews the year in all things edible in Berkeley.
Shop Talk: The ins and outs of Berkeley businesses
Peet's Café Solano and Café Domingo LOCAL BREWS Peet’s Coffee & Tea has introduced two very Berkeley-centric blends: Café Solano and Café Domingo, in honor of two of their Berkeley stores on Domingo Avenue and Solano Avenue. Café Domingo is described as a smooth, balanced and medium-bodied Latin American blend “with hints of toffee sweetness and a […]
New crop swap comes to Berkeley’s Lorin District
Eva Wise, a member of Transition Berkeley, and Ralph Bartholmew with baskets of produce Photo: Christina Diaz By Robert Mills The sun blessed Berkeley gardeners with heaps of homegrown produce this summer. To address burgeoning baskets, Councilmember Max Anderson announced the addition of the the Lorin Station Crop Swap this Sunday, August 21 at 1 p.m. […]
Lemons, loquats and greens: Berkeley crop swap kicks off
Newly formed grassroots group Transition Berkeley organized the city's first Crop Swap Monday evening. All photos: Christina Diaz As predicted by Berkeleyside readers, lemons were, indeed, in abundant supply at the first Berkeley Crop Swap organized by Transition Berkeley Monday night at Ohlone Park. Under a fog-filled sky there wasn’t a ripe tomato in sight, […]
Heads up homesteaders: Crop swap launches in Berkeley
It’s that time of year when the abundance from a backyard vegetable garden can be a tad prolific. How many zucchini squash can one family eat? Or perhaps your produce problem comes from human error: you simply planted way too many onions and not enough greens. Help is on the way. Beginning next Monday night […]