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Back to School: Food for Thought at UC Berkeley

August 28, 2012 berkeley bites

An artistic workshop explores from the field to the table and a class examines the future of farming and food at UC Berkeley this fall.

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Berkeley School Gardening, Cooking Programs Face Cuts

March 26, 2012 berkeley bites

Berkeley has an international reputation for its edible schoolyards, where public school children of all economic means learn what it takes to grow a radish and sauté some chard. Potential funding cuts to the program would represent a significant setback in the city’s pioneering efforts to date.

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Latinas Share Wealth in Food and Farming

January 26, 2012 farmers' markets

Call it Latin influence: A growing group of successful Latina entrepreneurs are serving as role models for the next generation of food artisans and farmers with Latin roots.

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Nikki Henderson: On the Frontlines of Edible Education

August 21, 2011 bay citizen

Food security activist Nikki Henderson keeps it real for a new course she’s co-teaching at UC Berkeley, called Edible Education 101.

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Berkeley’s Kitchen on Fire Booms During Economic Bust

May 27, 2011 berkeley bites

Cooking classes at Kitchen on Fire in Berkeley’s Gourmet Ghetto really took off when the economy took a nose dive.

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Beyond Produce: Other Edible CSAs Bring Mixed Results

April 22, 2011 baking

Can the CSA model work for food artisans as well as farmers?

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Produce for the People at Berkeley Bowl

March 18, 2011 berkeley bites

Berkeley Bowl produce picker Nick Christopher on the joys of kale salad, winter citrus, and Tokyo turnips — and why he doesn’t eat bananas.

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From Psych Ward to Bagel Mensch

February 25, 2011 berkeley bites

Noah Alper overcame obstacles early in life and went on to run a wildly successful West Coast bagel business, Noah’s Bagels. He shares lessons learned from his successes in a recent book.

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Jam Maker Dafna Kory Turns Hobby Into Thriving Business

February 18, 2011 berkeley bites

Self-taught jam maker Dafna Kory turned her hobby into a fully-fledged business, INNA jam, single-source fruit preserves delivered via bamboo trike.

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Berkeley’s School Lunch Program Flawed, Say Insiders

February 14, 2011 berkeley bites

The successes — and shortcomings — of the Berkeley’s revamped school food program received equal billing at the premiere of short films called the Lunch Love Community Documentary Project.

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Berkeley’s Natasha Boissier Forages Fruit, Feeds Hungry

February 4, 2011 berkeley bites

North Berkeley Harvest founder Natasha Boissier picks fruit for people in need.

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Ravenous: Dayna Macy Faces Her Food Obsessions

January 28, 2011 berkeley bites

The author, who has had a challenging relationship with food much of her life, writes about how she made her peace with eating in a new book.

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Garden Teacher Kim Allen Offers Youth Space to Grow

January 21, 2011 bay citizen

Garden teacher Kim Allen offers youth space to grow.

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June Taylor’s Artisan Way With Fruit

January 7, 2011 berkeley bites

Preserver June Taylor talks about the art and craft of making jam.

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