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Eco-queer movement(s): Challenging heteronormative space through (re)imagining nature and food Joshua Sbicca European Journal of Ecopsychology 3: 33–52 (2012) Abstract In an era of ecological...
Declaration for Healthy Food and Agriculture By Roots of Change We, the undersigned, believe that a healthy food system is necessary to meet the urgent challenges of our time. Behind us stands a...
A Common Ground found through Food Justice: Growing Coalitions between Environmental, Human Rights, Anti-Imperialism, and Labor Movements By Haleh Zandi March 2009 Abstract This paper...
May 2019 Newsletter
Read an amazing essay from members of our Transform Your Yard team (James Collector & Nicole Wires) on ecological alternatives to common landscaping materials!
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Climate Change Intensifies Injustice in East Oakland | Open Letter from Communities for a Better Environment
Open letter from Communities for a Better Environment demanding the city of Oakland to act with urgency to respond to climate injustice.
Read a blog post from our TYY Permaculture Designer Nicole Wires on our recent community garden build @ Farming Hope!
A beloved TYY (Transform Your Yard) client Ali Allen writing on the importance of caring for bees!
Read about our Transform Your Yard Program’s most recent success creating an edible garden for a Bay Area family.
Read a beautiful piece from Kelly Curry on equalizing food disparity in East Oakland through her project The Electric Smoothie Lab Apothecary.
This post was originally written in response to the 2016 National Prison Strikes. Due to the current 2018 National Prison Strikes, we are resharing this statement of solidarity in support of prisoners and all who are fighting this system of mass injustice.
The murder of Nia Wilson was not an isolated incident, but rather a victim of systemic and structural violence against black women. After seeing injustice after injustice appear on the news and in the world around us, how can we begin to heal ourselves?
This month, Planting Justice collaborated with the Multinational Exchange for Sustainable Agriculture (MESA) to install four garden beds outside of Reem’s, an Arab Street Corner Bakery in Fruit Village. Read on to see why we love Reem’s!
PC: Luke Beard
An interview with Planting Justice’s Nursery Site Leader, Otis Spikes, reflecting on how he came to work at Planting Justice, and what motivates him.
Bilal was sentenced to 20 years in prison when he was just 17 years old. Today, Bilal is still free from state incarceration and proud of beating the statistic that 7 out 10 people who walk out of a California State Prison are back in less than one year. Listen to his take on freedom exactly 1 year after incarceration.
Co-founder Haleh Zandi Featured on Awakin: From Anti-war Organizing To Building A Sustainable Food System
Check out Haleh’s interview with Fernando Grajeda from Awakin, as they discuss everything from social movements and organization to sustainable food.
Sky Buenavista, PJ’s latest hire from the Insight Garden Program at San Quentin State Prison discusses how Planting Justice, through three recent gatherings, has accomplished an incr(edible) solution to part of the monocrop disease which looms before America’s posterity like type-two diabetes and asthma. Buenavista calls this PJ’s “shrill cry for food justice.” The story he shares focuses on the incredible people at Planting Justice, who transplanted Rolling River Nursery from Humbolt to Oakland.
Welcome to the newest series on the Planting Justice blog: A Gardener’s Revolution! This year, Nicole Wires, PJ Permaculture Designer, will be following her Planting Justice-installed garden throughout the entire, bounteous California year — fall to winter to spring to summer, and back to fall.
Thank you to California Interfatih Power & Light for hosting the Oakland Green Jobs Summit. This summit created an opportunity for community leaders, clergy, and elected officials to “build a shared vision and strategy for an inclusive green economy in Oakland and the wider East Bay.” Planting Justice was thrilled to attend.
Check out the 1st post in the newest series on the Planting Justice blog: A Gardener’s Revolution! This year, Nicole Wires will be following her Planting Justice-installed garden throughout the entire bounteous California year — fall to winter to spring to summer, and back to fall.