Farm Life

One year ago, Big Mo, Darryl (who was in San Quentin with him), Drew (the farm manager), and Siddiqqi, (Big Mo’s brother) were working together for Maurice’s first day on the farm. Read on to find out how, as time went on, what Big Mo thought was simply empty land with debris and vegetation, transformed into a working farm. 

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Join Our #BringYourOwnCup Flashmob!

Since 2013, PJ has partnered with Actual Cafe to save paper and the planet. When customers bring their own reusable coffee cup to the cafe, instead of using a disposable paper cup for their coffee order, Actual Cafe donates 25 cents to Planting Justice. Join us and save paper cups and CO2 emissions!

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The Center for Critical Environmental & Global Literacy Hosts Spring/Summer Institute in Oaxaca

Read about this year’s CCEGL International Environmental Institute for classroom and community educators, as well as other interested individuals who are committed to providing their students and communities with an understanding of the interdependence of the people and the environment locally & around the globe, and connecting this understanding to a critical literacy development.

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Occupy the Farm Disrupts Construction on Gill Tract and Inauguration of Sprouts

In 1928, a historical farm was sold to the University of California in 1928 under the condition it would be used for agricultural research and education. Recently, the contractors Ghilotti Bros. laid surveying stakes on the ground, pulled down fencing with an excavator, and began trampling the land with a bulldozer.  The next day after working hours, senior citizens from the community mobilized led the community to Occupy the Farm.
PC: Berkeleyside

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Our Workplace Justice Series: the Abolition of the Prison Industrial Complex

Currently, 11 out of 22 of our staff members have been formerly incarcerated, and we believe our work at Planting Justice directly contributes to reducing the level of mass incarceration - we’ve offered employment to 18 different men returning home from prison, with a zero percent recidivism rate. And, despite our efforts, the Prison Industrial Complex still operates as a violent beast that is disproportionately stealing and enslaving people of color from our communities. Hear our take on the Prison Industrial Complex here.

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We Don't Need Another Jail - Part I

The United States imprisons more people, per capita, than any other nation in the world. This system of mass incarceration, which currently holds more than 2.4 million human beings in cages. So why is California spending billions of dollars on jail expansion this year?? Find out why, and what Planting Justice thinks we can use our money for instead, here.

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Harvest Time at Camp Sweeney

On October 6th 2015,  Planting Justice joined the boys at Camp Sweeney where we have partnered to work on the garden that we all built there together. The boys have really taken ownership of the garden and were excited to share news of how they harvested and distributed produce to their families on visitation days throughout the summer. See their progress and hard work, and our fun day with them, here.

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