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Where Gardens Lead Us

Gardens lead us places. A passion for gardens and their potential to transform people and communities has threaded through both my professional and personal life. As a garden-based educator, I …

Daily Wrap: Thursday 8/20/15

Good morning! The UC Food Observer chooses some important stories for you to read each work day. On today‚Äôs packed menu, in no particular order: 1. In search of a …

Q&A: Philip Stark

“Not eating edible weeds is food waste. On farms, these plants are watered and fertilized accidentally, picked deliberately, then composted or discarded. They volunteer in yards, in parks and public …

Is it time for a warning label on sugary drinks?

Few disagree that the consumption of sugary beverages is contributing to the national crisis of obesity and chronic disease, including Type 2 diabetes. Various ideas have been suggested to cut …

Q & A: Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan is an award-winning journalist, a prolific author, a professor at the University of California Berkeley, and a fierce and tireless advocate for sustainable living. An internationally renowned speaker, …

Cal grad develops app to encourage wild bee habitat

UC Berkeley (Cal) grad Celeste Ets-Hokin has developed a mobile application – “Wild Bee Gardens” – to encourage people to provide habitat for wild bees. It is the first-known conservation …