Produce growers and livestock keepers in Berkeley share their tools, tips, and tricks, about raising livestock and growing your own food in the city on the upcoming Urban Farm Tour.
Three Squares benefit to help free cooking class program
This Sunday at UC Berkeley’s Pauley Ballroom the non-profit organization Three Squares raises awareness — and funds — for its free cooking programs for low-income residents.
Urban farm Urban Adamah celebrates the harvest
Jewish harvest celebration at Urban Adamah. Photos: Wendy Kenin Urban Adamah, a community organic farm and Jewish environmental education center on Parker and San Pablo, celebrated the holiday of Sukkot on Sunday. There was music, yoga in the sun, a food festival, and good eats. People were asked to bring a can of food to […]
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 […]
Urban homesteader challenges city on sale of edibles
Sophie Hahn, founder, Berkeley Edible Garden Initiative Should city dwellers be allowed to sell their backyard bounty? Sophie Hahn thinks so. The North Berkeley resident wants to share the abundance from her residential produce plot and offset some costs she incurs maintaining her edible garden. But Hahn ran into hiccups with the city last year […]
Urban farmer Willow Rosenthal plants seeds in Berkeley
Willow Rosenthal harvests Sophie Hahn's garden. Photo: Sarah Henry. The aptly named Willow Rosenthal grew up around trees in Sonoma County in a community that farmed its own food. Raised by hippies who didn’t have a lot of money, she nonetheless ate well. She also learned how to grow her own food by working on […]
Food and farming: Double header this Thursday
Berkeleysiders interested in food and farming may find themselves torn between two edible events being held downtown — or bouncing between both this Thursday. The Earth Island Institute and VegNews Magazine host a hot-topic debate: “Can You Be a ‘Good Environmentalist’ and Still Eat Meat?” In one corner, Nicolette Hahn Niman, a Marin rancher and […]
Berkeley Bites: Novella Carpenter
Each Friday in this space food writer Sarah Henry asks a well-known, up-and-coming, or under-the-radar food aficionado about their favorite tastes in town, preferred food purveyors and other local culinary gems worth sharing. Novella Carpenter grows greens and raises rabbits, goats, chickens, and bees on a dead-end street in the ghetto. The dumpster diver and […]