Thank you to everyone who came out to our Personal Care and Medicinal Herb Workshop yesterday! 💛 We loved learning and sipping on Golden Turmeric milk with you!
Below we have attached our personal care + medicinal herbs guide.
SOGA currently has three annual DeCals that take place in the garden, Garden Leadership and Management (Fall Semester), Intro to Organic Gardening and Food Justice (Spring Semester), and Berkeley Urban Gardening Internship (BUGI) (Fall Semester).
If you are interested in facilitating/teaching one of these DeCals or have an idea for a new one please let us know!
Email us at email@example.com ASAP!
SOGA is looking for 3 enthusiastic summer interns to join our management team. If you want to get more involved with the garden, our internships are the perfect opportunity! Being a manager at SOGA is fun, rewarding, and perfect for individuals who wants to make an impact in our community this summer.
For more information and how to apply follow the link below:
Thanks to all who joined us in the garden on Sunday and made medicinal salve and kombucha starter with us! We had so much fun and can’t wait for our next workshops to come (and to drink our kombucha soon!). Don’t forget to use your medicinal salve for relief during this midterm season!
Attached is the kombucha making recipe we used:
and the salve making recipe we used:
Thanks to everyone who came out to our Intro to Organic Gardening Workshop last Sunday! We had so much fun seed starting and propagating with you.
This past weekend at our Organic Gardening Workshop we discussed and conducted practices of Organic Garden through Seed Starting, Seed Saving, and Propagating. It was a crash course on the DeCal this semester in case you weren’t able to take it.
Attached is an intro to organic gardening crash course for you to use:
People got to go home with their own seed starts and/or propagated starts!
We had such a great time at the Pickling Workshop this past Sunday! Students not only pickled daikon radishes but also broccoli, carrots, cucumbers, and lettuce.
This workshop had an emphasis on food security and the use of fresh materials. Participants can use the knowledge of pickling to keep produce throughout the winter when there is less availability of local products.
Attached is the simple pickling recipe we used:
Below is a photo of some of the wonderful veggies you all made!
Happy Monday! Thank you to everybody who came out to the Kick-Off Semester Social! It was so great to see some new faces!
Even if you weren’t able to make it SOGA holds opens hours every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm. This is perfect time to come on down to the garden and help out or learn more about us.
This semester in SOGA we are hosting the ‘Food Justice Through Urban Gardening’ Decal. It has been redesigned from the previous spring decal called ‘Intro to Organic Gardening and Food Justice.’
This class will introduce both new and experienced gardeners to the basic theories and methods of urban agriculture, while exploring the ways that social injustice and inequality determine everything from our access to food to our relationship with the non-human world to environmental health. In our class, we hope to inspire students to engage with these social issues, hopefully through growing food, horticulture, compost, design, and many more.
So far the classes are off to a great start!
We are so happy to start up the semester again and get it kicking with some workshops and socials! Veterans, newbies, students, and community members are all equally welcomed!
Semester Kickoff Social (February 11th),
Pickling Workshop (February 25th),
Intro to Organic Gardening Crash Course (March 11th)
Herbal Salve Making / Kombucha Making (March 18th)
Container Gardening and Earth Day Social (April 15th)
Personal Care with Medicinal Herbs (April 29th)
The Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA) would like to invite you to our screening of Occupy the Farm on Sunday, July 30th at 7pm. We are currently facing threats of development from UC Berkeley, an experience our friends at Gill Tract are all too familiar with. This night will be for learning about the history of UC Berkeley-owned land, to understand the context we are operating in, to learn about actions students, faculty, and community members have taken in the past, and to discuss our current situation
at Oxford Tract and SOGA.
Let’s understand our history to have an impact on the future of our dwindling urban green spaces.
We will start the evening at SOGA (corner of Walnut and Virginia Streets) at 7pm
on Sunday, July 30th
with snacks and a garden tour complete with land use history. At 7:30pm
, we will walk 10 minutes to Ridge House (2420 Ridge Road
) where we will be hosting the screening. The film will be done around 9:45pm and I hope you all will stick around for a discussion about housing, land for agricultural use, and the future of Oxford Tract with folks from Gill Tract, Oxford Tract, SOGA, community members, and students. Come by to learn, discuss, and protect this land! Visit our website here
for more information on development pressures. If you all have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org