Posts by Edible East Bay

Zero Waste Week Hits the Bay Area

The Bay Area marks Zero Waste Week, March 16–21, with events and opportunities for all. Recycling Update at the Freight & Salvage features 25 experts giving brief talks on waste reduction, high diversion, and zero waste as well as plenty of networking opportunities. Zero Waste Youth USA hosts Downstream Pollution, Upstream Solutions, a youth convergence…

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When Life Gives You Lemons

    Lemonade is great, but there’s so much more you can do with a bumper crop of citrus, including just putting your fruit in the freezer for another day! That’s right, whole lemons freeze very well. By freezing home-grown citrus, you can use nearly every part of the fruit: grate the peel over yogurt, salads,…

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A Spirited Meal

  Continuing its Abajo Dinner Series, Comal hosts a Traditional Agave Spirit Dinner. At this collaborative meal, Guadalajara native David Suro of Siembra Spirits showcases three handmade agave spirits as well as special offerings from Pedro Jimenez’s Mezonte brand and Mónica Leyva’s Pajarote brand. Enjoy your drinks with a menu of Oaxaca-inspired dishes by Comal’s…

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Herbal Power Couples

In pairs or triplets, the medicinal power of herbs can far exceed that of a single one. Adding one or more herbs to the first may amplify its effect, broaden its action, or correct imbalances. Learn about powerful herbal pairs and discuss various herbs including echinacea, hypericum, calendula, and others. The class is taught by…

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Gardeners’ Give & Take

More than 2,500 plants will change hands at The Plant Exchange, a free community event for gardeners, landscapers, urban farmers, and other enthusiasts. It’s a friendly swap where you can donate and/or take home a variety of garden items: plants, gardening tools and books, outdoor furniture, compost and compost bins, decorative pots, and goldfish, koi,…

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Seeds Are Meant to Be Shared

Just in time for spring planting, you’ll find a vast variety of seeds at the annual seed exchange hosted by the Bay Area Seed Interchange Library (BASIL). Celebrating its 20th year, this swap includes speakers, a potluck dinner, and hundreds of seeds from all around the Bay Area. Cost: Free when you bring seeds and…

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Can Meat Be Humane?

  Slow Food East Bay and Transition Berkeley host an evening that delves into the prickly questions involved in raising livestock for food. Can a small group of dedicated farmers change the agricultural industry? How do we encourage people to eat less (and better quality) meat? Join in for a potluck dinner, then watch Eating Animals, a…

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Explore Nature’s Apothecary

Ever wonder which medicinal plants grow nearby? Join Maria del Carmen Cortez (Carmen), a clinical herbalist and permaculture expert, for an informative plant walk in Dimond Park. Carmen will identify the medicinal plants growing in our midst and explain their uses. The group meets at Dimond Library and walks to the park together. Free. Info:…

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What Goes with Cheese?

  Well, everything, if you’re a cheese lover. Tickets are still available for several highlight events at the upcoming California Artisan Cheese Festival. Take part in tastings, seminars, and pairing demos; enjoy the chance to meet industry experts, authors, and celebrity chefs. Get on board for Cheese, Bites, & Booze, a walk-around tasting at the…

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Indigenous Food at Café Ohlone

First Flavors of the East Bay Café Ohlone Offers Indigenous Foods for All to Share By Anna Mindess | Photos by Cynthia Matzger Vincent Medina’s ancestors have long gathered shellfish, salt, and pickleweed in the salt marsh along this east shore stretch of their homeland on the San Francisco Bay. Louis Trevino (left) holds sprigs…

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