Years in the making, our 5 acre farm project is finally off the ground! This farm will help us expand our mission of transforming the food system and providing green, living wage jobs for formerly incarcerated people.
Another project that is helping us rapidly expand the scope and scale of our work is the purchase of Rolling River Nursery - one of the most successful permaculture plant nurseries in the world, with a national reach/clientele, and the largest and most diverse collection of certified organic food producing tree crops in North America. We are currently planting our farm with these 1,100 varieties of food producing trees, and are working on bringing the nursery to East Oakland in 2016.
Someday soon, there will be hundreds of drought-resistant fruit and nut trees here, providing low-cost produce to food desert communities and families with incarcerated loved ones.