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Let's hear it for our garlic fans! πŸ‘πŸΎ Catch this FREE workshop on Nov. 2 with UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology for a...
10/26/2021

Let's hear it for our garlic fans! πŸ‘πŸΎ Catch this FREE workshop on Nov. 2 with UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology for an in-depth discussion of all aspects of growing great garlic, from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, fertilizing and harvesting tricks of the trade. Register here: https://bit.ly/3lKEmkn

Let's hear it for our garlic fans! πŸ‘πŸΎ Catch this FREE workshop on Nov. 2 with UC Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology for an in-depth discussion of all aspects of growing great garlic, from soil preparation and seed selection to planting, fertilizing and harvesting tricks of the trade. Register here: https://bit.ly/3lKEmkn

Thanks to Upstream for the spook-tacular tips to reduce waste this Halloween!
10/26/2021

Thanks to Upstream for the spook-tacular tips to reduce waste this Halloween!

Tired of that leftover pasta? Give it a new life by turning it into a pasta frittata! https://bit.ly/2XHgLI7 #worldpasta...
10/25/2021
Pasta Frittata

Tired of that leftover pasta? Give it a new life by turning it into a pasta frittata! https://bit.ly/2XHgLI7 #worldpastaday

Give your leftover pasta new life by turning it into a pasta frittata!

Join Bay Area Regional Energy Network TOMORROW for a free "Home Energy 101" virtual workshop to learn about changes to y...
10/25/2021

Join Bay Area Regional Energy Network TOMORROW for a free "Home Energy 101" virtual workshop to learn about changes to your energy bill and how you can take advantage of energy-saving programs & resources. Additional sessions will be hosted in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3jky35t

Join Bay Area Regional Energy Network TOMORROW for a free "Home Energy 101" virtual workshop to learn about changes to your energy bill and how you can take advantage of energy-saving programs & resources. Additional sessions will be hosted in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3jky35t

Too many carrots? Want to cook up some pumpkin? Soup weather? This recipe makes that a great problem to have.
10/24/2021
Padma Lakshmi’s Thai Carrot Soup with Coconut Milk

Too many carrots? Want to cook up some pumpkin? Soup weather? This recipe makes that a great problem to have.

Too many carrots? This recipe makes that a great problem to have. Just in time for soup season, this Thai Carrot Soup is creamy, savory, and coconutty.

Pleasanton residents! Don't miss this chance to get free compost TOMORROW 9 am - noon. Incorporating compost is one of t...
10/22/2021

Pleasanton residents! Don't miss this chance to get free compost TOMORROW 9 am - noon. Incorporating compost is one of the best ways to create a healthy landscape: it enhances fertility, soil structure, and improves nutrient and water retention. Once you have your compost, here are some tips on how to use it: https://www.stopwaste.org/at-home/home-and-community-gardening/the-compost-cycle/using-compost-in-the-garden

Hi PGS customers,

Pleasanton Garbage Service is giving away free #compost tomorrow for City of Pleasanton residents only! #Pleasanton residents can pick up to 2 bags of compost.

Date: Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Time: 9am-12pm (or while supplies last!)

Location: 3110 Busch Rd. Pleasanton, CA 94566 (in front of PGS office)

Please show driver's license for proof of residency.

Rules: Pleasanton residents can simply drive up and open their truck or hatch and a PGS team member will load desired amount into their vehicle. Please stay in your vehicle at all times and make sure you have enough room in your truck or hatch before you arrive onsite.

See you tomorrow!

πŸ“£ Are you a business, nonprofit, or individual with innovative ideas to eliminate single-use foodware? Submit your ideas...
10/22/2021

πŸ“£ Are you a business, nonprofit, or individual with innovative ideas to eliminate single-use foodware? Submit your ideas and qualifications and help build a reusable foodware infrastructure in Alameda County. Visit www.StopWaste.org/RFQ-Reusables for submission details and eligibility. Deadline for first round review πŸ‘‰πŸΎ Nov. 29.

πŸ“£ Are you a business, nonprofit, or individual with innovative ideas to eliminate single-use foodware? Submit your ideas and qualifications and help build a reusable foodware infrastructure in Alameda County. Visit www.StopWaste.org/RFQ-Reusables for submission details and eligibility. Deadline for first round review πŸ‘‰πŸΎ Nov. 29.

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ to community education work of partners, like 18 Reasons, teaching youth handy cooking skills, nutrition, and how to...
10/22/2021

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ to community education work of partners, like 18 Reasons, teaching youth handy cooking skills, nutrition, and how to make the most of our food. 🍎🍌🍐🍊

This #ThriftyThursday we’re sharing Food Shift's kitchen tip on how to regrow food from leftovers. 🌱 Green onions are an...
10/21/2021

This #ThriftyThursday we’re sharing Food Shift's kitchen tip on how to regrow food from leftovers. 🌱 Green onions are an incredible plant (and leftover ingredient) as they can be regrown from their roots several times over! Learn about other foods that regrow at https://bit.ly/3E2b7A5

This #ThriftyThursday we’re sharing Food Shift's kitchen tip on how to regrow food from leftovers. 🌱 Green onions are an incredible plant (and leftover ingredient) as they can be regrown from their roots several times over! Learn about other foods that regrow at https://bit.ly/3E2b7A5

End of season tomatoes might not win any beauty contests, but they are still delicious. They can be frozen (whole!), sau...
10/21/2021
End of Summer Tomatoes

End of season tomatoes might not win any beauty contests, but they are still delicious. They can be frozen (whole!), sauced or stewed, so you can enjoy them later. https://bit.ly/3yx5xCO #stopfoodwaste

Make summer last by preserving end of season tomatoes with these easy techniques. Whether you are up for a weekend project or have some extra space in your freezer, you can bring the taste of summer into the next season. Don't let a bounty harvest (or generosity of friends) go to mush! Tomatoes can....

Join Bay Area Regional Energy Network on October 26 for a "Home Energy 101" virtual workshop and resource fair to learn ...
10/20/2021

Join Bay Area Regional Energy Network on October 26 for a "Home Energy 101" virtual workshop and resource fair to learn about changes to your energy bill and how you can take advantage of energy-saving programs and resources. Additional sessions will be hosted in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3jky35t

Join Bay Area Regional Energy Network on October 26 for a "Home Energy 101" virtual workshop and resource fair to learn about changes to your energy bill and how you can take advantage of energy-saving programs and resources. Additional sessions will be hosted in Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese. RSVP here: https://bit.ly/3jky35t

Another compelling argument that reuse is the ticket to reducing plastic waste. ✨Thanks Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coal...
10/19/2021
Reusing 10% will stop almost half of plastic waste from entering the ocean. Here's how

Another compelling argument that reuse is the ticket to reducing plastic waste. ✨Thanks Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition (BayROC)for the post!

"Converting 20% of plastic packaging into reuse models is a USD 10 billion business opportunity that benefits customers and represents a crucial element in the quest to eliminate plastic waste and pollution."

Pollution created by single-use plastic items is a growing threat to the planet and economy. A system based on reuse would create new sources of value.

10/19/2021
Fairyland Flora and Fauna: WORMS!

Kid naturalists, fear not! Meet our garden besties - WORMS! Check out Children’s Fairyland's Flora and Fauna an online series that gets kids outside and into nature. Get curious about the plants and animals in your neighborhood with fun, engaging hands-on activities. #TuesdayTip

Baking? Making Pizza? Maximize your energy use, clear out the fridge, and set yourself up for a week of healthy(ier) eat...
10/18/2021
Batch Roasted Vegetables

Baking? Making Pizza? Maximize your energy use, clear out the fridge, and set yourself up for a week of healthy(ier) eating by batch roasting vegetables, too.

Batch roast wilting vegetables to keep them from the compost and complement many meals. During our recent heat spell when it was hot and smokey, I barely cooked all week. It left me with a lot of vegetables that looked a little...meh? I little floppy, wrinkly, and kind of on the edge. When the fog c...

Today is #WorldFoodDay – It’s your day! The food you choose and the way you consume it affect our health and that of our...
10/16/2021
World Food Day 2021 (long version)

Today is #WorldFoodDay – It’s your day! The food you choose and the way you consume it affect our health and that of our planet. By not wasting it, you are part of the change.

http://www.fao.org/world-food-day/enOur actions are our future.An agri-food system is a complex term that may seem far from your reality, but do you know our...

Thank you Replate for sharing strategies to help prevent wasted food at home! Great ideas and the zine format is so fun!...
10/15/2021

Thank you Replate for sharing strategies to help prevent wasted food at home! Great ideas and the zine format is so fun! #StopFoodWaste

DYK that 85% of the world's e-waste end up in landfills? An alternative is easy! Visit resource.stopwaste.org for a recy...
10/14/2021

DYK that 85% of the world's e-waste end up in landfills? An alternative is easy! Visit resource.stopwaste.org for a recycling/donation center near you. It's better for the environment AND your drawer space! #internationalewasteday

DYK that 85% of the world's e-waste end up in landfills? An alternative is easy! Visit resource.stopwaste.org for a recycling/donation center near you. It's better for the environment AND your drawer space! #internationalewasteday

Get a jump on your zero-waste holiday gifts! Join the Ecology Center and Chef Alison of Ends & Stems for this virtual wo...
10/14/2021

Get a jump on your zero-waste holiday gifts! Join the Ecology Center and Chef Alison of Ends & Stems for this virtual workshop on DIY holiday food gifts anyone can make. This Saturday, 11:00 am β€” 12:30 pm. https://bit.ly/2YNqU6V

Get a jump on your zero-waste holiday gifts! Join the Ecology Center and Chef Alison of Ends & Stems for this virtual workshop on DIY holiday food gifts anyone can make. This Saturday, 11:00 am β€” 12:30 pm. https://bit.ly/2YNqU6V

Give those freezer packs, deli containers, glass jars, bottles and more you’ve been saving a second life! Dispatch Goods...
10/13/2021

Give those freezer packs, deli containers, glass jars, bottles and more you’ve been saving a second life! Dispatch Goods is collecting them during their October Packaging Drive. Be sure to visit dispatchgoods.com/reuse for more details and to schedule a collection. Yay for reuse! πŸ™ŒπŸΎ

October marks National Farm to School Month, and there are tons of ways you can celebrate youth leadership in food syste...
10/12/2021

October marks National Farm to School Month, and there are tons of ways you can celebrate youth leadership in food systems. Check out the link below from National Farm to School Network to learn more and get engaged!

October is National Farm to School Month, and we are so excited to celebrate youth leadership in food systems work with this year's theme, Our Food, Our Future! How do young people inspire you?

Learn how you can get involved in this nationwide celebration: https://www.farmtoschool.org/our-work/farm-to-school-month

πŸŽƒ It's time for pumpkin everything! With a little planning ahead, you can have your pumpkin and eat it too! Our colleagu...
10/10/2021

πŸŽƒ It's time for pumpkin everything! With a little planning ahead, you can have your pumpkin and eat it too! Our colleague shares how she creates festive dΓ©cor and then tasty treats-both sweet and savory-that her whole family enjoys.
https://bit.ly/2WH8uUf

πŸŽƒ It's time for pumpkin everything! With a little planning ahead, you can have your pumpkin and eat it too! Our colleague shares how she creates festive dΓ©cor and then tasty treats-both sweet and savory-that her whole family enjoys.
https://bit.ly/2WH8uUf

Interested in learning more about food justice in the Bay Area? ✊🏾 Join Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet & Mandela G...
10/10/2021
Just Cooking: A demonstration and conversation with Mandela Grocery Co-op

Interested in learning more about food justice in the Bay Area? ✊🏾 Join Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet & Mandela Grocery Co-op on Oct. 12 for a free, virtual discussion, and discover solutions that are led by BIPOC community leaders in our area.

Learn about the importance of supporting local grocery cooperatives, and the need for all to have access to fresh and nutritious foods

Now is the optimal time in the Bay to reinvigorate your garden with California natives, Mediterranean adapted plants, co...
10/09/2021

Now is the optimal time in the Bay to reinvigorate your garden with California natives, Mediterranean adapted plants, cover crops and winter veggies. It’s also the season for how-to workshops and plant sales! Check out our gardening events calendar (and don’t forget to apply compost around new and existing plants to help feed the soil and conserve water!) https://bit.ly/3ewL1d4

Now is the optimal time in the Bay to reinvigorate your garden with California natives, Mediterranean adapted plants, cover crops and winter veggies. It’s also the season for how-to workshops and plant sales! Check out our gardening events calendar (and don’t forget to apply compost around new and existing plants to help feed the soil and conserve water!) https://bit.ly/3ewL1d4

Alright.... so we missed World Egg Day by a day. 😲 But hopefully we can make it up to you with this egg-cellent trick to...
10/09/2021
Egg Test

Alright.... so we missed World Egg Day by a day. 😲 But hopefully we can make it up to you with this egg-cellent trick to find out if your egg is still good! https://bit.ly/3fIgzyy πŸ₯š πŸ₯š πŸ₯š

Not sure if your eggs are still fresh? If the date has passed, they may still be good to eat.To find out if your eggs are still good, do the float test. Place the egg in a glass or bowl of water. If it floats, it's time to send that egg to the compost. If it sinks, the egg is still perfectly fine to...

Have a productive yard or garden? Reach out to your local food pantry and community gardens; they may take your extra ga...
10/08/2021

Have a productive yard or garden? Reach out to your local food pantry and community gardens; they may take your extra garden produce to share fresh, healthy, locally grown food with the community πŸπŸ‡πŸ‹πŸ…

Thank you to our neighbors who have brought us home grown 🍎🍏🍏❀️ A reminder, we love donations from our neighbors' gardens, yards, and fruit trees. For more information, please visit our website www.berkeleyfoodpantry.org.

#apples #healthyfood #homegardening #fruittreesinmybackyard

Some important considerations for us all when buying and returning unwanted things. When you can, try to buy locally whe...
10/08/2021
The Nasty Logistics of Returning Your Too-Small Pants

Some important considerations for us all when buying and returning unwanted things. When you can, try to buy locally where you can try on for fit and buy only what you need. Thanks Bay Area Recycling Outreach Coalition (BayROC)!

What happens to the stuff you order online after you send it back?

Suit up and sauce on! Now is the time to roll up those sleeves and batch cook some sauce with those last fresh tomatoes....
10/07/2021
Big Batch Tomato Sauce

Suit up and sauce on! Now is the time to roll up those sleeves and batch cook some sauce with those last fresh tomatoes. Get our easy recipe!

Suit up and sauce on! Late summer is the time to roll up those sleeves and batch cook some sauce, people. This sauce is a saving grace for those late summer, super-ripe, slightly bruised, and even blemished tomatoes. Put in the time, listen to a podcast, have an adult beverage (with or without alcoh...

Great news, California! Thanks to a collective effort, Governor Newsom has signed important legislation to tackle plasti...
10/06/2021
Governor Newsom Signs Legislation to Tackle Plastic Pollution, Promote a More Sustainable & Renewable Economy and Protect Californians from Toxic Chemicals | California Governor

Great news, California! Thanks to a collective effort, Governor Newsom has signed important legislation to tackle plastic pollution, promote a more sustainable & renewable economy, and protect Californians from toxic chemicals in our food packaging. You can learn more about these bills and what they mean here:
https://bit.ly/3iDoFJO

CalRecycle

Governor signs SB 343 banning the use of misleading recycling labels, additional measures to reduce single-use trash pollution and support recycling goals AB 652 bans the use of toxic PFASs in…

Today is Energy Efficiency Day! πŸ’‘ DYK that energy efficiency practices alone could meet one-third of our expected power ...
10/06/2021

Today is Energy Efficiency Day! πŸ’‘

DYK that energy efficiency practices alone could meet one-third of our expected power needs by 2030? Not to mention that energy-efficient homes are healthier, more comfortable, and more resilient. To learn how you can make your home more efficient and receive cash rebates, contact a Bay Area Regional Energy Network Home Energy Advisor today. https://bit.ly/3uKsrWA #eeday2021

Today is Energy Efficiency Day! πŸ’‘

DYK that energy efficiency practices alone could meet one-third of our expected power needs by 2030? Not to mention that energy-efficient homes are healthier, more comfortable, and more resilient. To learn how you can make your home more efficient and receive cash rebates, contact a Bay Area Regional Energy Network Home Energy Advisor today. https://bit.ly/3uKsrWA #eeday2021

Alden Lane Nursery's Fall Festival this weekend will host a full schedule of gardening classes plus fun activities for t...
10/06/2021

Alden Lane Nursery's Fall Festival this weekend will host a full schedule of gardening classes plus fun activities for the whole family! It's a perfect opportunity to ask questions about gardening during the drought and to pick up some drought-tolerant plants and compost. Plus we hear there will be a scarecrow building contest! https://bit.ly/2Yn8RDW

Alden Lane Nursery's Fall Festival this weekend will host a full schedule of gardening classes plus fun activities for the whole family! It's a perfect opportunity to ask questions about gardening during the drought and to pick up some drought-tolerant plants and compost. Plus we hear there will be a scarecrow building contest! https://bit.ly/2Yn8RDW

DYK that Fremont LEAF hosts a "Talkin' Dirt" webinar every first Wednesday evening of the month? Talkin' Dirt is a space...
10/05/2021

DYK that Fremont LEAF hosts a "Talkin' Dirt" webinar every first Wednesday evening of the month? Talkin' Dirt is a space for live Q&A where you can have your gardening questions answered by experts. And TOMORROW from 7-8 pm our compost educators Lori Caldwell and Trevor Probert are joining in on the fun for answers to all your burning questions about compost and healthy soil! Register here: https://bit.ly/3a832wD

CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education LEAF (Local Ecology & Agriculture Fremont)

DYK that Fremont LEAF hosts a "Talkin' Dirt" webinar every first Wednesday evening of the month? Talkin' Dirt is a space for live Q&A where you can have your gardening questions answered by experts. And TOMORROW from 7-8 pm our compost educators Lori Caldwell and Trevor Probert are joining in on the fun for answers to all your burning questions about compost and healthy soil! Register here: https://bit.ly/3a832wD

CompostGal: Consulting, Landscaping & Education LEAF (Local Ecology & Agriculture Fremont)

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For years I was always getting notices about the drop off in Albany - now I get nothing and missed the 10/11 drop off. How can I sign up again for notices so this never happens again?
Does anyone know of a place that recycles plastic bags with a triangle and # in the triangle?
Hello, I live in San Lorenzo and am wondering if anyone knows where I can recycle clothes (socks, shirts, pants, jeans, etc.) that are no longer in condition to be donated.
Any ideas for how best to dispose of textbooks and other books with a deadline looming? Asking for a friend who is a teacher librarian in Oakland Unified. She says they unload a lot of books every year. Thanks in advance.
any groups that might be in need of a conference table. (no chairs) . It has 3 leaves and can expand another 5 1/2 feet. It could hold 12 people. It has some minor scuffs from a magic marker, but could easily be lightly sanded away. message me at 2Agoodcause.org
So the Replanet recycling center I go to says they will no longer accept these milk containers. Can they be recycled anywhere?
I'm thinking maybe we could look into getting these here for the Oakland Marathon and Bay to Breakers. Anyone have any contacts?
How do I discard used cooking oil?
Help stop Corporate Greed and Waste Good Morning, I have a plea here for your help. Starting Feb 7 through Feb 13, Joann's Fabric stores, nationwide is running a trade in your old sewing machine sale. While I understand you may not consider old sewing machines to be newsworthy, my problem is this: I have contacted Joann's Corporate and have not received a response. First I was told the machines would be donated and or scrapped/ trashed. Other concerned citizens have approached individual store managers and have been told the machines will be destroyed. My issue is many old machines that are made of all metal are so well built they are still working today and are better built than the plastic machines sold today. It is bad for the environment for Joann's to trash sewing machines. We need to reduce the amount of trash and keep things from going in landfills. As a large corporation Joann's should care more for the environment and set a positive example. This is similar to the cash for clunkers program that had negative effects on the environment and removed low cost vehicles from circulation. Can you please help me to expose Joann for their plan to destroy valuable sewing machines. Please help me to keep these out of the landfills and force Joann's to do the right thing. Thank you. Holly
Is it true that your trucks keeps track of when each bin is picked up for each residence on pickup day? I was told that today when I called because my green bin was not picked up yesterday.
I am wondering if any elementary schools in the Bay Area or anywhere uses the pump bottles for ketchup in the cafeteria. My school still uses the individual packets which seems very unfriendly to the environment. I am hoping to promote more green practices at school. Thank you.
"Friends don't let friends use plastic bags..." #gold :) https://www.facebook.com/croppzonline/posts/684978585167203