Food Justice


  • Urban Tilth - Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system
  • Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project - Creating healthy sustainable communities by promoting a strong local food system and encouraging productive use of urban soil
  • Oakland Food Connection - Oakland Food Connection is a not-for-profit organization focused on Oakland's heritage of Food, Community and Cultur
  • O.B.U.G.S - Building healthy communities through programs offered children, youth and families in a network of school and neighborhood gardens.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Farm Fresh Choice - Farm Fresh Choice is the Ecology Center's food justice program
  • City Slicker Farms - Empowering West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for nutritious food security.

Youth Programs


  • Urban Tilth - Urban Tilth cultivates agriculture in west Contra Costa County to help our community build a more sustainable, healthy, and just food system
  • Oakland Green Arts and Media Center - Ecological education with low-income youth and opportunities in artistic and performing youth
  • 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. 
  • 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
  • East Lake YMCA - Our goal is to enable the youth of Oakland to reach their unlimited potential

Permaculture


Forums


Food Policy


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.

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...

Oakland Food Policy Council

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

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

Learning Opportunities


The Institute of Urban Homesteading

Great urban homesteading classes in Oakland, CA.

The Ecology Center

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

 

Regenerative Design Institute

Northern Californian permaculture site.

 

Merritt Horticulture Department

One of the best and least expensive permaculture educational resource!

Businesses


The Ecology Center

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

Spiral Gardens Community Food Security Project

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

 

Raw Oakland Honey Cooperative

Oakland's backyard beekeeping cooperative

Clean Water Components

Providing information and kits for home scale greywater systems

Bio Fuels Oasis

Amazing cooperatively owned biodiesel and urban farming supplies business.  

Green Jobs


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

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

Growing Home

Providing job training through a non-profit organic agriculture business

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

Mycology


Spore Works

Great mushroom spore source

Fungi Perfecti

Paul Stamets' mushroom store

Plant Biology


Seed Savers Exchange

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

Plants for a Future

The best edible, medicinal and useful plant database.  

 

Plant Information Online

Searchable nursery database for North America.

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

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

Water


Rainwater Harvesting

Brad Lancaster's rain water harvesting techniques

Oasis Desgin

Art Ludwigs greywater resources and designs

Grey Water Action

Grey water advocacy!

Clean Water Components

Providing information and kits for home scale greywater systems

News


Permaculture Activist Magazine

A long standing Permaculture Magazine

Great Blogs


Merritt Permaculture Class

Merritt's permaculture class blog!

Citysown

A great Bay Area permaculture blog

Environmental Science


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.

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...

Social Justice


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

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

Humanist Hall

A venue dedicated to community building and social justice

Ella Baker Center

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

Communitree

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

Arts


Communitree

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