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Urban Gardens of People’s Grocery

"healthy Living" mural and community garden. Courtesy of People's Grocery.

People’s Grocery operates urban gardens in West Oakland that allow people to work together as community, growing a variety of organic vegetables and fruits while teaching youth about how to cultivate and cook their own food.

People’s Grocery is a community-based organization and leader in the national food justice movement. For over 10 years, they have served West Oakland residents with innovative programs to increase individual access to healthy food and related fights for justice. The organization shares information with neighbors about healthy foods and healing and creates communities of practice for emerging food related enterprises with a focus on systems change. Recognizing root causes, People’s Grocery facilitates community conversations and policy changes that advance food and economic justice and promote racial and economic equity.

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