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Faith-based Urban Farm Opens in Berkeley

June 21, 2011 bay citizen

Urban Adamah, the community urban farm in Berkeley founded by Adam Berman, marries his interests in food security, environmental stewardship, and spirituality. Meet the man who founded the Jewish Sustainability Corps.

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Urban Homesteader Challenges City on Sale of Edibles

April 15, 2011 berkeley bites

Berkeley resident Sophie Hahn wants to sell her surplus greens to neighbors. She’s challenging the city to change its zoning codes to allow for such urban agriculture.

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Urban Farmer Willow Rosenthal Plants Seeds in Berkeley

March 4, 2011 berkeley bites

A pioneer of the urban farm movement, Willow Rosenthal founded City Slicker Farms in West Oakland and now tends a thriving backyard edible garden in Berkeley.

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Ten Top Food News Stories of 2010: Part One

January 2, 2011 bay area bites

Five of the biggest food news stories in 2010: school food, street food, food politics, food safety, and DIY eats.

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Berkeley Bites: Aaron Betesh, Blue Heron Farms

October 1, 2010 berkeley bites

Veteran farmers’ market vendor Aaron Betesh of Blue Heron Farms talks about what he loves about the Berkeley Farmers Market scene.

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Cookbook Giveaway: D.I.Y. Delicious

September 30, 2010 food book giveaways

Win a copy of Vanessa Barrington’s gorgeous new cookbook D.I.Y. Delicious: Recipes and Ideas for Simple Food From Scratch.

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Eat Real Food Lit Fest: Writers on Street Eats, Growing Greens & More

August 26, 2010 berkeley bites

The Eat Real Festival hosts the Eat Real Lit Fest, a showcase for local food writers talking about street eats, growing greens, and more.

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Berkeley Bites: Samin Nosrat, Ex-Eccolo Chef & Co-Creator of the Pop-Up General Store

June 25, 2010 berkeley bites

A profile of the fleeting food market co-founder Samin Nosrat, a poster girl for the current culinary reinvention trend.

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Berkeley Bites

May 29, 2010 berkeley bites

Inotrducing Berkeley Bites, my new local food profiles posted every Friday on Berkeleyside.

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Farmer Jane: Females in the Fields

May 4, 2010 civil eats

A queen of green focuses her first book on female farmers, a subject author Temra Costa comes to organically. Farmer Jane: Women Changing the Way We Eat, grew out of Costa’s career in sustainable food, and her passion for eating locally and seasonally.

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A Culinary Confession

March 23, 2010 civil eats

Confessions of a lapsed vegetarian. Blame it on Bakesale Betty.

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Book Giveaway: Farm City by Novella Carpenter

August 31, 2009 food book giveaways

In conjunction with the Eat Real Festival in Oakland last weekend, urban farm gal Novella Carpenter hosted an all day soiree at Ghost Town/Goat Town Farm, the one depicted in her very funny food memoir released earlier this summer. I swung by the event, which drew a steady crowd, to see what’s growing in the […]

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Adventures of an Urban Farm Gal

August 20, 2009 food books

Uber-funny urban farmer Novella Carpenter has gone from indie garage band status to full-fledged rock star of the urban homestead movement in a matter of months. In part, perhaps, because of zingers likes this one, about the lengths she and her partner go to — including nightly dumpster diving sporting head lamps — to keep […]

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Find Food Books at Friendly Independent Book Stores

August 9, 2009 food books

Photo: Courtesy of Omnivore Books on Food Call me old fashioned: I just don’t see myself curling up any time soon with a Kindle. After two beloved bookstores in my neighborhood — Berkeley, a legendary university town no less –  closed up shop this year (Cody’s & Black Oak) I swore off Amazon forever. So, […]

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The Urban Homestead: An Old Idea is New Again

July 20, 2009 growing greens

You know how right after you first learn the meaning of a word or hear an unfamiliar expression you find yourself running across that word over and over again? Maybe it pops up in a book, on the news, or in conversation. It’s like the term was floating out there in the universe all the […]

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The First Lady of Food

June 19, 2009 food books

So the week began with Paul McCartney’s plea for Meat Free Mondays and ended with Michael Pollan and Novella Carpenter discussing slaughtering chickens, rabbits, goats, and pigs for dinner. What a difference a few days makes. Carpenter, in case you’ve missed her, is the author of Farm City, a new book on urban gardening that’s […]

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