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Benjamin Eichorn
August 22nd, 2014
Summer is coming to a close in our edible school gardens. The annual weeds are going to seed in the garden’s drier patches. We pull them out with fits of passion and they revel in yet another year’s victory as their seeds fall safely to the ground. They will germinate as soon as the soil warms up next spring, as long as the winter rains come this year. For now, however, we will call a truce with the annual weeds. Taking note from the timing of the weeds’ life cycles, we recall that it is time to save the seeds that we want to keep for future plantings. We do this by ensuring that our most cherished varieties of annual herbs, flowers and vegetables are allowed to go to seed. (For simple seed saving techniques, See...
Katie Culpepper
August 13th, 2014
The day of chicken harvest is always one of mixed emotions. There is nervousness, discomfort, sadness, pride, but overwhelmingly there is a sense of reverence, a word that we use often as we prepare ourselves for this community work. We feel reverence for the birds that are giving their life to sustain us. Reverence for the process of providing food for our community. For me, it’s also a...
Emilie Gioia
July 25th, 2014
Social Eats members spent last Sunday exploring the intertidal coasts of San Francisco with the supremely knowledgeable (and wildly entertaining) fish monger and sea forager, Kirk Lombard. Having worked for Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission for nearly a decade, it's no surprise Kirk is  an expert in sustainable fishing practices. In fact, his sought-after CSF (Community...

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September 4th Edible Schoolyard Berkeley Public Tour

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When: September 4, 2014 9:00AM
- 11:00AM
Where: 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, California California 94703

Plant It, Grow It, Eat It! (Fall edition)

A gardening education workshop, hosted by Life Lab.

When: September 19, 2014 9:00AM
- 3:00PM
Where: Santa Cruz, California

Growing Locally: Tips for growing in Chicago

When: September 20, 2014 9:00AM
- 12:00PM
Where: The Edible Gardens at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, Illinois

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