Growing Food

Learn more about some of the local urban gardeners featured in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project

Acta Non Verba: Youth Urban Farm Project hosts an eight-week youth camp that teaches low-income Oakland children ages five to thirteen how to grow and cook their own food.

Love Cultivating Schoolyards

This after-school program uses gardening education to not only connect young people to the natural world but also encourage leadership, with high school interns teaching elementary and middle school students.

International Rescue Committee

Through New Roots Garden at Laney College, the committee gives community plots to recent refugees for growing their own food.

City Slicker Farms

By constructing gardens in low-income families’ backyards and providing a community garden at West Oakland Farm Park, City Slicker Farms helps build food self-sufficiency.

Phat Beets Produce and Aunti Frances Moore, Self Help Hunger Program

Phat Beets Produce partners with local Black Panther, "Aunti" Frances Moore to plant fruit trees and clean up a North Oakland park in honor of community members that have died due to police violence, poverty, or other causes.


Photography: Courtesy of Oakland Museum of California (Love Cultivating Schoolyards).

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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