Oakland is a hotbed of activity for food justice organizations. It is truly inspiring. I am so glad that the Community Food Conference is here and I took the opportunity to take a closer peek at a few of them.
The Food Sovereignty Tours “Oakland Food Justice: Building Community, Growing Our Movement” took 40-some attendees on the road to:
“…explore the dynamic food justice movement that has emerged in Oakland’s “food desert” communities: neighborhoods where healthy food is scarce, unemployment is high and poverty is criminalized. Meet with both new and established players in Oakland’s growing food movement—from the now-famous People’s Grocery to the young Phat Beets Produce—and learn how a community is coming together to take back its food system.”
Organizations that we visited included:
- Phat Beets Produce
- People’s Grocery at the California Hotel
- City Slicker Farms
- Planting Justice
- Mandala Cooperative
Like yesterday, I have a lot of pictures to share, so meander through them, but I would love it if you would pop over and see what innovative and unique ways the organizations I visited are doing to dismantle food injustice!