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Berkeley Adopts New Urban Agriculture Ordinance

Berkeley Adopts New Urban Agriculture Ordinance

As the popularity of urban agriculture and community gardens rises around the US, the need to acknowledge, define, and allow them in city ordinances has become apparent. Many other cities in California have passed very permissible urban agriculture ordinances within the last decade, however, people are often surprised to learn... Continue Reading

Senate Passes Homemade Food Bill on Big Tech's Terms

Senate Passes Homemade Food Bill on Big Tech's Terms

Own Our Food Coalition Stands for Community Ownership and Control of the Food System, Warns of Imminent Uberization of Food OAKLAND, CA (August 29, 2018)  Yesterday the California Senate passed AB 626, a bill designed to uberize California’s homemade food sector. The bill has been backed by gig economy tech... Continue Reading

Berkeley One Step Closer to Adopting Policy to Support Worker Cooperatives

Berkeley One Step Closer to Adopting Policy to Support Worker Cooperatives

BERKELEY, CA (August 6, 2018) —In a milestone moment, over a dozen Berkeley worker-owners gathered Monday to testify before Berkeley City Council members during a Small Business Subcommittee meeting. Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin, a champion for worker cooperative businesses, presided over the meeting. In 2016, Arreguin sponsored a City Council... Continue Reading

Resolution to support seed saving and sharing

Resolution to support seed saving and sharing

By Neal Gorenflo for Shareable  Seed saving and seed libraries are on the rise as communities deepen their commitment to healthy, delicious, local food. However, several U.S. states, including Minnesota and Pennsylvania, began applying regulation meant for commercial seed producers to small-scale, community seed libraries in 2014. Continue Reading

How the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative is pioneering a model for equitable housing

How the East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative is pioneering a model for equitable housing

By Saki Bailey for Shareable Excerpt: The East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative is an impressive burgeoning commons legal institution that's aimed at the decommodification of housing. It is pioneering a new legal institution for how we can own homes more equitably, collaboratively, and in such a way that they're... Continue Reading

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