About

Since 2009 Planting Justice has built over 400 edible permaculture gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with five high-schools to develop food justice curriculum and created 20 green jobs for men transitioning from prison in the food justice movement

 
 

OUR WORK

 

Food Sovereignty (NEED TO UPDATE)

We work to address the structural inequalities that have become embedded in our industrialized food system:

the systemic exploitation of food system workers (especially undocumented farm and kitchen workers) 

the lack of access to fresh, nutritious food in low-income communities of color 

our culture's over-reliance on packaged, processed food that is killing our bodies and our environment

We are transforming the food system one garden at a time. In the last 6 years, our team of formerly incarcerated landscapers has built over 400 edible gardens throughout the East Bay, empowering hundreds of people to grow their own food. Now, we're cultivating urban farms and training centers that will dramatically increase the scope and scale of this work.

 

Economic Justice (NEED TO UPDATE)

By building a local, sustainable food system, we can create thousands of green jobs. We provide living wages ($17.50/hr starting wage) and comprehensive health insurance to all our employees because our communities have been starved for good jobs for far too long. By investing in food workers, we can reinvigorate our local economy, increasing access to fresh produce AND meaningful employment

 

Community Healing (NEED TO UPDATE)

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HISTORY

 

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STAFF

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2013:

  • COLUMBIA FOUNDATION
  • FIRST CONGRESSIONAL CHURCH OF BERKELEY
  • USDA COMMUNITY FOOD PROJECTS COMPETITIVE GRANT PROGRAM
  • PEET’S COFFEE HOLIDAY CHARITY
  • KALLIOPEIA FOUNDATION
  • EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
  • FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION
  • ENTREKIN FOUNDATION
  • RSF SOCIAL FINANCE
  • WATER WHEEL FOUNDATION
  • PORTION PAC 
  • O’REILLY FOUNDATION 
  • LUSH ORGANICS
 

2011:

  • AST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, MEYERS FUND 
  • STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL CATALYST FUND 
  • ALAMEDA COUNTY STOP WASTE MINI-GRANT
  • FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION
  • ALTAMONT EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD 
  • PATAGONIA
  • EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUND
  • JUSTICE FUND
  • DR JOEL AND MARIA FORT FUND 
  • THE O’REILLY FOUNDATION
 
 
 
 
 
 

2014:

  • KATHRYN AND ROBERT RIDDELL 
  • EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION 
  • ALAMEDA COUNTY STOP WASTE GRANT
  • UNION BANK FOUNDATION
  • OAKLANDISH INNOVATORS AWARD 
  • LUSH ORGANICS

2012:

  • BLACKSTONE RANCH INSTITUTE 
  • ALTAMONT EDUCATION ADVISORY BOARD
  • FOUNDATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION 
  • GREEN FOR ALL FELLOWSHIP 
  • FOUNDATION FOR YOUTH INVESTMENT 
  • BAY AREA NUTRITION AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY COLLABORATIVE 
  • KALLIOPEIA FOUNDATION
  • VIACOM INTERNATIONAL
  • REX FOUNDATION
  • SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION: ROBERT AND KATHRYN RIDDELL FUND
  • SAN FRANCISCO FOUNDATION 
  • AHEAD GRANT FROM FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO
  • O’RILEY FAMILY FOUNDATION 
  • EAST BAY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
  • BEN & JERRY’S FOUNDATION NATIONAL GRASSROOTS GRANT PROGRAM 
  • COLUMBIA FOUNDATION
  • LAURENCE LEVINE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

2010:

  • CRANE FOUNDATION 
  • GLOBAL FUND FOR WOMEN 
  • ALAMEDA COUNTY STOP WASTE MINI-GRANT 
  • MATCHING GRANT, CRANE FOUNDATION
  • RICHARD AND RHODA GOLDMAN FUND 
  • MARIPOSA 
  • BANK OF THE WEST INNOVATION IN PHILANTHROPY AWARD 
  • REX FOUNDATION