Food Justice


  • City Slicker Farms - Empowering West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for nutritious food security.

  • Farm Fresh Choice - Farm Fresh Choice is the Ecology Center's food justice program

  • FarmingUp - FarmingUp has spent over a year planning the launch of a high quality, very large-scale rooftop farm in NYC. Farming NYC’s overhead acreage improves the ecological impact of NYC’s eight million eaters

  • Just Food - Just Food works to increase access to fresh, healthy food in NYC and to support the local farms and urban gardens that grow it

  • La Via Campesina - Nous sommes un mouvement international de paysans, de petits et moyens producteurs, de sans terre, de femmes et de jeunes du milieu rural, de peuples indigènes et de travailleurs agricoles

  • Mandela Marketplace - The Mandela Marketplace is the currently the only grocery store in West Oakland. It is cooperatively owned by members of the community and sells fresh, local produce.

  • Oakland Food Connection - Oakland Food Connection is a not-for-profit organization focused on Oakland's heritage of Food, Community and Culture

  • O.B.U.G.S - Building healthy communities through programs offered children, youth and families in a network of school and neighborhood gardens.

  • Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project - Creating healthy sustainable communities by promoting a strong local food system and encouraging productive use of urban soil

  • Urban Tilth - Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system

Youth Programs


  • East Lake YMCA - Our goal is to enable the youth of Oakland to reach their unlimited potential

  • Oakland Food Connection - Oakland Food Connection is a not-for-profit organization focused on Oakland's heritage of Food, Community and Culture

  • Oakland Green Arts and Media Center - Ecological education with low-income youth and opportunities in artistic and performing youth

  • O.B.U.G.S - Building healthy communities through programs offered children, youth and families in a network of school and neighborhood gardens.

  • Grind For The Green - Grind for the Green is committed to moving youth of color from the margins to the epicenter of the environmental movement

  • Urban Tilth - Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system

Permaculture


Forums


Food Policy


La Via Campesina

Nous sommes un mouvement international de paysans, de petits et moyens producteurs, de sans terre, de femmes et de jeunes du milieu rural, de peuples indigènes et de travailleurs agricoles

Oakland Food Policy Council

The OFPC promotes an equitable and sustainable food system in Oakland, California

Roots of Change

Roots of Change (ROC) believes that the best way to make the food system sustainable is to connect and support the people and parts within the system that have the knowledge, roles, relationships and commitments...

The Rhizome Collective

The Rhizome Collective is a non-profit organization based out of a warehouse on the East Side of Austin, Texas.  They operate an Educational Center for Urban Sustainability and a Center for Community Organizing.

Learning Opportunities


Merritt Horticulture Department

One of the best and least expensive permaculture educational resource!

Regenerative Design Institute

Northern Californian permaculture site.

The Ecology Center

Provides the public with reliable information, tools, hands-on training, referrals, strategies, infrastructure, and models for sustainable living

The Institute of Urban Homesteading

Great urban homesteading classes in Oakland, CA.

Businesses


Bio Fuels Oasis

Amazing cooperatively owned biodiesel and urban farming supplies business.

Clean Water Components

Providing information and kits for home scale greywater systems

Raw Oakland Honey Cooperative

Oakland's backyard beekeeping cooperative

Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project

Creating healthy sustainable communities by promoting a strong local food system and encouraging productive use of urban soil

The Ecology Center

Provides the public with reliable information, tools, hands-on training, referrals, strategies, infrastructure, and models for sustainable living 

Green Jobs


Green For All

Green For All is a national organization working to build an inclusive green economy strong enough to lift people out of poverty

Growing Home

Providing job training through a non-profit organic agriculture business

Insight Garden Program

In collaboration with San Quentin State Prison, the Insight Garden Program (IGP) provides rehabilitation to self-selected prisoners through the process of organic gardening

Sustainable South Bronx

Sustainable South Bronx (SSBx) is a community organization dedicated to Environmental Justice solutions through innovative, economically sustainable projects that are informed by community needs

Mycology


Fungi Perfecti

Paul Stamets' mushroom store

Spore Works

Great mushroom spore source

Plant Biology


Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

The Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN) web server provides germplasm information about plants, animals, microbes and invertebrates. 

Plants for a Future

The best edible, medicinal and useful plant database.   

Plant Information Online

Searchable nursery database for North America.

Seed Savers Exchange

A non-profit organization of gardeners dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds.

Water


Clean Water Components

Providing information and kits for home scale greywater systems

Grey Water Action

Grey water advocacy!

Oasis Desgin

Art Ludwigs greywater resources and designs

Rainwater Harvesting

Brad Lancaster's rain water harvesting techniques

News


Permaculture Activist Magazine

A long standing Permaculture Magazine

Great Blogs


Citysown

A great Bay Area permaculture blog

Merritt Permaculture Class

Merritt's permaculture class blog!

Environmental Science


FarmingUp

FarmingUp has spent over a year planning the launch of a high quality, very large-scale rooftop farm in NYC. Farming NYC’s overhead acreage improves the ecological impact of NYC’s eight million eaters while creating...

Mandela Marketplace

The Mandela Marketplace is the currently the only grocery store in West Oakland. It is cooperatively owned by members of the community and sells fresh, local produce.

Social Justice


Communitree

Communitree works to integrate arts, ecology and education in Oakland, CA

Ella Baker Center

Working for justice in our system, opportunity in our cities, and peace on our streets

Humanist Hall

A venue dedicated to community building and social justice

Insight Garden Program

In collaboration with San Quentin State Prison, the Insight Garden Program (IGP) provides rehabilitation to self-selected prisoners through the process of organic gardening

La Via Campesina

Nous sommes un mouvement international de paysans, de petits et moyens producteurs, de sans terre, de femmes et de jeunes du milieu rural, de peuples indigènes et de travailleurs agricoles

Arts


Communitree

Communitree works to integrate arts, ecology and education in Oakland, CA