Garden Committee

We provide community garden space for the City of Oakland and beyond. We support the creation of beautiful, bountiful, and safe spaces for people to convene, organize, and eat.

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


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


Oak Tree Update- Results of Soil Investigation by City

Copied below is a letter we prepared to PWA Director Troyan, addressing the recent soil moisture investigation the City conducted around the oak.  As you will read, there are some issues. The City investigation report can be found on page three at:  Dear Public Works Director Troyan, We have serious concerns with the findings of the “Status of Jack London Oak Tree” report included in the 12-16-11 City Administrators Weekly Report.  These concerns include: December 8th Investigation–Eight (8) inches is not a sufficient depth by which we can accurately assess the soil profile.  … 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


Phat Beets Produce Garden Workday on Sunday

Here is an upcoming garden work party: Come join us this Sunday to cultivate the commons in North Oakland’s Dover St Park.  We will have free coffee, light baked goods, and fruit.  Meet a neighbor, get your hands dirty, and participate in community based food production with Phat Beets Produce and the Dover St Neighborhood Group Who: Phat Beets Produce and the Dover St Neighborhood Group What: Community Breakfast, Workday and Cover Crop Party at the Dover St Park When: Sunday, Dec 4th 10-2pm Where: Dover St Park at 57th and Dover, North Oakland … Continued