The Good Food Awards is excited to announce the launch of its second year with a call for now through September 1! Seedling Projects, the “‘do tank’ for the food movement” behind the initiative, is inviting food producers from across the country to submit their beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles and preserves to a blind tasting that takes place at The Hub in San Francisco, with over 80 food world luminaries including Alice Waters, Michael Pollan, Ruth Reichl, Amanda Hesser and Nell Newman. The catch: everything must be produced in an environmentally and socially responsible manner to be eligible to enter the blind tasting.
The word is spreading on the eco/social benefits of co-working in the greenest building in the bay. Read, and enjoy
Slag, Slabs, and Social Networks
By Anneli Rufus
What I Like
“We think of the Brower Center as more ‘art’ than ‘building,’” says Amy Tobin, the center’s executive director, noting the visible irregularities in its walls.
“There’s so much concrete that there are a lot of hard surfaces and right angles,” says Meredith Walters, the Hub’s “community builder.” “We’ve been adding soft surfaces, curves, and organic materials.”
At David Brower Center, salvaged wood becomes a bench (left); thinkers convene in the Hub’s meeting space (top right); woven wood graces the atrium (bottom right).
At the Hub, a “coworking space” in Berkeley, California, ambient sunlight plays across two dozen figures hunched over laptops at petal-shaped tables. They peer into the future while surrounded by the past.