More people are growing vegetables, raising chickens, setting up beehives and preserving in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Urban Adamah Fellowship integrates Jewish tradition with sustainable urban farming
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.
Berkeley’s new urban agriculture ordinance encourages residents to grow their own food
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.
East Bay food-justice movement has deep roots in Black Panther Party
Echoes of social justice programs that the Black Panther Party started resonate within current East Bay food-justice groups.
Phat Beets launches youth-run pickle company
The Oakland-based nonprofit is guiding local teens in the art of natural fermentation and entrepreneurship though its “CSY” program, The Cultured Case.
Urban Adamah to break ground on new farm
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.
UC Gill Tract Farm blooms amidst controversy
Volunteers at the UC Berkeley Gill Tract Community farm in Albany have harvested 17,000 pounds of produce in the last year alone.
High lead levels an issue for backyard chickens, soil
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.
Vacant Berkeley lot is transformed into vertical farm
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.
Community farm buys 2+ acres in West Berkeley
Urban Adamah has purchased a 2.2-acre lot next to a restored section of Codornices Creek in West Berkeley.
Farm growth means more leafy greens for Oakland
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.
Cal razes latest Occupy the Farm greens at Gill Tract
Urban farming activists have continued to plant at Albany’s Gill Tract, a University of California-owned research field, since trying to take over the land earlier this year to turn it into an urban farm. (This photograph was taken in the spring.) Photo: Tracey Taylor Urban farming activists have continued to plant at Albany’s Gill Tract, […]