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Take Root: Oakland Grows Food 

December 16, 2017–January 13, 2019

Urban farms and gardens are rich resources for Oaklanders seeking access to fresh food. Not only do urban gardens empower residents to connect with their natural environment, they help enrich the fabric of the greater community. A new exhibition in the Gallery of California Natural Sciences sheds light on grassroots movements to cultivate our own backyards while preserving important cultural traditions.


Photography: Courtesy of Oakland Museum of California (City Slicker Farms).

Take Root: Oakland Grows Food is supported by Kaiser Permanente, the Oakland Museum Women’s Board, and members of the Donor Forum.


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