Sheltering in place has unfortunately resulted in an alarming rise in single-use plastic disposables. There’s also been rising demand for plastic-based personal protective equipment and a huge increase in  plastic related to online shopping and takeout food. At this Zoom class, Denaya Shorter, director of community engagement for Berkeley’s Ecology Center helps us understand…

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  Most of us rely on getting seeds or starts from a nursery, but that recently became a lot harder to do. You can become more self-sufficient by making seed saving part of your practice. Learn how to save seeds and grow your own resiliency in this class offered by Richmond Grows and the Richmond…

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    Pre-packed food boxes for contact-less pickup or delivery have been in great demand with housebound farmers’ market shoppers, but it’s been a new concept that each market has had to invent from scratch. Staci DeShasier, executive director for Contra Costa Farmers’ Markets Inc., was trying to make this happen at the Walnut Creek…

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  The Bay Area Book Festival presents a timely conversation on the uncertain future of the restaurant industry. Join in as experts discuss the devastating new reality that Covid-19 has caused for restaurants and restaurant workers. How can we support these workers, many of whom are minorities, people of color, and women? Speakers include local…

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    We’ve become a walking people since the plague began. We walk through our own neighborhoods and sometimes off into other people’s neighborhoods. We make new friends as we linger and talk from a distance, and as the plague stretches on, we gingerly make plans to spend a little time with old friends, sitting…

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    East Bay Bakers This group of about 20 professional East Bay bakers is donating to Black Organizing Project and Anti Police-Terror Project. They have two types of boxes for $40 each plus an assortment of à la carte items, coffee, and tisane. You need to preorder at www.eastbaybakers.com for pick up on Saturday, June…

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  On June 19 from 3 to 4 pm, join Bryant Terry, Chef-in-Residence at San Francisco’s Museum of the African Diaspora, for “Choppin’ It Up with MoAD.” In this chapter of a weekly Instagram live series, Terry talks with noted farmers, chefs, authors, activists, and entrepreneurs of African descent about how they have been navigating…

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    This Friday, June 19 at 3pm, join San Leandro–based Crop to Kitchen and Kitchen Toke Magazine for a conversation surrounding the intersectionality of race, food, and cannabis. Tune in for some of the leading voices in the culinary cannabis community in a discussion about how we can create equity, inclusive spaces, and opportunities for BIPOC chefs and…

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