Join Farms to Grow, Inc on Saturday, April 24, 3–4:30pm for a conversation with Black chefs celebrating African American foodways, cultural preservation of ancestral agriculture and recipes, contributions to America’s supply chain, and barriers. Panelists include Kevin Mitchell, Jason Wallace, Tia McDonald and the event is moderated by sixth-generation farmer, chef, and author Matthew…

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  Registration is open for the popular Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, now in its 17th year. This award-winning, annual tour of East Bay native plant gardens (running this year, like last, on Zoom) happens on four consecutive Sundays, April 25, May 2, May 16 and May 23, 10am–3pm. The tours feature 25 beautiful native…

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  Herbicide Free Campus is calling all visual artists (and poets) to enter its April 21 art contest to help show how weeds can be beautiful and beneficial. The goal is to spread awareness of Herbicide Free Campus’s mission toward reducing use of herbicides and other chemicals that are harming our environment. The idea is…

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  The Berkeley Historical Society has opened its Berkeley’s Fascination with Food exhibit through April, and to amp up the fun, the inimitable L. John Harris is spinning out tales (plus Q&A) of his “50-Year Obsession with Over-Roasted Coffee, Goaty Cheese, Baby Vegetables, Stinky Garlic, Fatty Pastrami, and More” at the virtual Berkeley City Club.…

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  Tune in for this live hour-long fireside chat exploring what it means to build an ethical and climate-friendly supply chain for baking staples like chocolate and flour. The discussion comes through the lens of two Bay-Area brands: the beloved Guittard Chocolate and award-winning upcycled food company Renewal Mill. Amy Guittard and Renewal Mill founder…

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As part of its TCHO Pro initiative, the Berkeley-based chocolate maker tapped into the creativity of Sam Butarbutar, founder of West Berkeley’s Third Culture Bakery. Best known for his wildly popular mochi muffins, Butarbutar came up with Chocolate Truffle Daifuku Mochis, a dessert inspired by renowned cookbook author and truffle maker Alice Medrich. Butarbutar, who…

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  Are you a renter who wants to grow a garden but you have no yard? No problem! Most renters, especially if they’re not planning a long stay at their rental, prefer not to spend too much time or money fixing up someone else’s property. But the benefits of home gardening—lowering your grocery bills, making…

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  A native of New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood, Oakland Chef Nelson German of alaMar Kitchen & Bar and Sobre Mesa Afro-Latin cocktail lounge learned about the rich culture and history of his Dominican roots from his mother. His live virtual cook-along event, hosted by The Global Food and Drink Initiative, includes stories of his…

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  The Oakland Asian Cultural Center presents its first-ever virtual South and Southeast Asian New Year Celebration April 12–17 with a week full of events featuring new year’s traditions from Cambodia, Thailand, India, and more. Enjoy an array of engaging demonstrations and performances, shop for good food at the Virtual Community Night Market, and experience…

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