Author Archives: garden-committee

Land reclaimed for cultivation!

Occupy the farm reclaims Cal Berkeley land, (planned to be sold to Whole Foods) as of yesterday at 3pm. We have been planting thousands of starts, setting up a kitchen, craft area, kid area, info booth and much more. Please come and share your skills and ideas, and help out. Bring gardening tools, art supplies, sleeping gear or a meal to offer to the community. Marine and San Pablo. see you there! 27903


New gardens, coming close to a garden party!

Hi from the garden crew to the garden community. We will be announcing some garden parties soon, possibly for next sunday, in relation to the Occupy Food Supply day on the 27th. We are looking for people who can bring dirt, compost, tools, starts. With love 19904


Ran into “The Quan” at lakeside MLK day

Just wanted to let everyone know the lakeside day was fun. Lots of weeding and working with the dirt. Thanks to all who were able to come out! We wore occupy oakland patches and got a lot of people asking questions. Everyone was happy to see us representing, a few people put on a patch themselves , and a few more asked how to get involved.  We met other community members who are active in the sustainable living  community who said they’d be happy to support us in projects. We … Continued


MLK Garden day at Lakeside park

Wanted to remind everyone about the MLK garden day at lakeside park on Jan 16th, 9am -2pm.  Should be fun and would love to see occupy oakland there and breaking a sweat. You can RSVP here ( For more info on the event please visit Victory Foundation online. thanks, hope to see you soon, love you 15676


Occupy Oakland Day of Health

Occupy Oakland wants to invite the community for a Day of Health every Sunday starting this Sunday the 15th, noon-5pm in OG Plaza. We will have a medic table set up, visiting body workers and health practitioners, and art area, workshops and community meets are welcome along with….yes, of course, lots of healthy food to eat. An open invite to anything and everything, most of all people to come and participate, be present and enjoy. If you would like to offer anything such as prepared food, body work, clinical experience, … Continued


Upcoming Community garden events

Here are upcoming gardening events in Oakland.  The first is the Grand Opening of Oakland’s first seed library at Cesar Chavez Library in Fruitvale.  The next are the first City Slicker Farms volunteer dates for the New Year! *Seed Library Grand Opening* Saturday January 21st, 2012, 2-5pm Cesar Chavez Library 3301 E 12th Street, Suite 271 Oakland, CA 94601 (510) 535-5620 Basic Seed Saving Class on Jan 21st as well! Come get an orientation to your local seed library and learn how you can save and return your own easy … Continued


update, need compost, soil and starts, lets plant!

Hey everyone,     This last week has been jam packed with police repression. many unlawful arrests have been made. Please read occupy Oakland main page updates if you’d like more info. On another note i hope to move forward with garden plans, promoting the community to stay strong despite the emotionally traumatizing ways OPD has been treating us. We are looking for soil and compost resources for one community house, and two plots we will be taking in the next week. i would love to have a day where we … Continued


Update on garden activity, happy holidays

Hi everyone,     Things have been very busy….Im assuming everyone has been feeling the end of the year rush. Happy holidays! I wanted to touch base on a few projects coming up: -We will be starting a garden at the 10th and Mandela house. this includes veggie beds, compost bins, chicken coop, possible grey water systems. We would love to set this house up as an example of sustainable living and intelligent action. – We have been offered two plots, one in west oakland and one in east oakland.  We … Continued


Garden Workday this Monday

Hi everyone, we will be meeting up this coming Monday the 5th from noon-4pm to help two garden friends with their plot on the corner of 37th and West, Oakland. We are linking up with community gardens and they are excited to receive support from us.  We will mainly be filling in the planter beds with starts, basic upkeep, elaborating on the edges near the fence line, possibly planning a green house and bee hive for the space, enjoying company, and snacking. Bring food or drinks if you’d like. We … Continued