Any inquires, please contact Julio@plantingjustice.org
Transform Your Yard Team
Andrew Chahrour - Transform Your Yard Program Director
Andrew grew up in Ohio and got his BA in Environmental Studies from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania.
Any inquiries, please contact email@example.com
Salvador Mateo - Permaculture Designer and Site Manager
For inquiries, please contact Sal@plantingjustice.org
Nicole Wires- Permaculture Designer
Kevin Williams - Permaculture Designer
For inquiries, please contact Kevin@plantingjustice.org
Julius Jones - Permaculture Landscaper
Julius Jones is a Landscaper with the Transform Your Yard program and is happy to be apart of the Board of Directors. He was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Berkeley, CA. He enjoys long hikes, rockclimbing, and training Roller pigeons bred for color, speed, depth, and flying. Since he has been apart of Planting Justice, Julius has learned so much from his fellow staff members and he has lost an incredible 60 pounds! The more he works, the more energy he accumulates to do the job efficiently. He is a hardworker to the team and always wants to learn from others. As the years approach, Julius sees lots of progress from the community to want to participate in building gardens all over, knowing that it takes hard work and dedication to see the glorious outcome of having a garden for resident in our community. To have one of these glorious gardens put together in your yard means a lot of love and want to live healthier. :)
Siddiqqi Osibin - Permaculture Landscaper
Siddiqqi Osibin is a permaculture landscaper for Planting Justice. He grew up in North Oakland, CA and appreciates working in his home town. Siddiqqi enjoys bike riding, walking, astronomy and his new found love which is planting and designing sustainable edible gardens. He is currently attending a permaculture design course through P2R and is excited about plant identification and taxonomy. His positive spirit and strong work ethic is an important asset to the team.
Alejandra Cano - Permaculture Designer
Morris Bell (moe), darryl - Permaculture Landscaper
Darryl Aikens - Permaculture Landscaper
Grassroots Organizing Program
Daniel Alper - Outreach Coordinator
Daniel Francis Alper has been rocking the streets with the PJ Canvass team since June, 2013. He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice from San Francisco State University and has been living in Oakland for the past two years. Having grown up in the world of musical theater, Daniel is passionate about transforming the sidewalk into a venue for inspirational performance and food justice activism. In the kitchen, Daniel prepares vegetarian curry dishes and cakes made from scratch, with his signature specialty of fresh fruit infused frostings. In his free time, Daniel likes to read fantasy books and study foreign languages.
Alisia Brown - Grass Roots Organizer
Patrick Dunigan - Grassroots Organizer
I grew up on a ranch in the Sierra Nevadas of Northern California amongst nothing but trees, animals, and my 6 brothers and sisters. Ironically never growing food besides the animals, i've always been a country side obsessor. Going to school in the Bay Area gave me the perfect counter balance to my isolated upbringing and showed me what city life could and is all about. In comes Planting Justice to bridge the gap for me. Cities have cut us off from the earth and all that the earth has to offer us. We at PJ get to bring us all back to mother earth and unlock her wild secrets of food, healing, and love. If you see me out on the street, don't worry, I won't bite.........hard.
Or Rabinowiz - Permaculture Designer and Grass Roots Organizer
Following his love for the natural world, Or received his Bachelor's degree in Biology from UC Santa Cruz. His main passions include environmental, social, and personal sustainability. He puts his passions into action through his work with Planting Justice and Be Present, two incredible non-profits. Since the start of 2012, he has been working as a Permaculture Designer/Team Leader for Planting Justice. He co-facilitates workshops in the Be Present Empowerment Model, a tool for dialogue, developing effective relationships, and addressing the impact of race, gender, class, power, and other divides, on our personal and collective well being. His passion for social sustainability has led him to explore different forms of intentional community and cooperative living. He currently lives in a coop house that he helped found and where he enjoys coming home to good food, music, games, and a group of friends who are committed to working through some of the tougher issues that come up when living communally.