In this free webinar produced by the Santa Cruz Master Recyclers, eight industry professionals examine the role plastics play in packaging. Regional waste management representatives from Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Benito Counties discuss how plastics get recycled in their counties, consumer challenges, goals for sustainability, and how the public can help in transitioning…

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  East Bay–based Koolfi Creamery honors Vice President-elect Kamala Harris with a new, velvety-smooth, rose-pink ice cream flavor. Made with lotus seeds, rose water, and a sprinkle of pistachio nuts, Kamala Blossom celebrates our first Black, first Indian-American, and first woman elected as vice president of the United States. The name “Kamala” means “pink lotus” in…

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  On Tuesday, January 19, in cities across the country, essential restaurant workers, and restaurant owners are holding celebratory pre-inauguration events to welcome the incoming Biden-Harris Administration and support President-elect Biden’s #BuildBackBetter plan to provide one fair wage to all workers. Khalid Kaldi of One Fair Wage describes Oakland’s local event as an opportunity to…

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With the recent rains, ForageSF founder Iso Rabins says they are now seeing tons of delicious mushrooms as they lead their safe, socially distanced foraging walks through the Santa Cruz Mountains, Sonoma, and Mendocino. “With so many people cooped up in their houses, and everything in cities closed, there’s never been a better time to get…

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    Join “Compost Gal” Lori Caldwell for a jump start on the edible garden you’ll enjoy this spring and summer. Learn about seeds vs. starts, crop rotation, building healthy soil, watering and irrigation, best spring crops, and how to transition from your fall garden. Instructor Lori Caldwell is an Alameda County Master Composter, a…

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Join Sustainable Contra Costa and Drive Clean Bay Area to learn about EV (electric vehicles) and e-bike models, incentives, and how to charge at home and on the road. Chat with EV and e-bike owners and ask questions in breakout rooms. According to the California Air Resource Board, driving electric and plugging into clean energy…

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Our long-running Farm Direct Food and CSA Guide has become a hot spot on the internet as people seek out the safest ways to get farm-fresh food and simultaneously support our local farmers during the pandemic. The options below emphasize social equity, so check them out first, and then head to our full, updated guide.…

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  Kristina’s Bookshelf   Looking for a new adventure in your pandemic kitchen? Author and Edible East Bay contributor Kaori Becker is offering free copies of her book, Mochi Magic: 50 Traditional and Modern Recipes for the Japanese Treat (Storey, 2020) to the first four readers who contact us. Send an email to info@edibleeastbay.com, or get in touch on Facebook.…

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  The home cooking movement continues to gain steam as counties throughout the state begin to set up systems to allow home cooks to sell their food. According to the COOK Alliance, the City of Berkeley passed their MEHKO (Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operation) ordinance and hopes to begin issuing permits in early 2021. In Alameda…

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