Press and Publications

Planting Justice is apart of the proof that green jobs training smooths reentry process


Planting Justice helps McClymonds High School in West Oakland build and plant up 16 raised beds! Check out the Mack Smack details here


Green jobs training helps to reduce recidivism! Check out an article that points to Planting Justice's success here


Read this great article on Planting Justice Board Member Marcelo Garzo as well as the contested Gill Tract and Planting Justice


Listen to local community activists speak about the benefits of re-entry green jobs, including our former staff member Jeff Rutland, on KPFA !!!


May Nguyen, one of Planting Justice's Permaculture Designers, is quoted in this Marin Independent Journal article about the San Quentin Green Jobs Fair!


Read an interview with Salvador Mateo, an amazing youth activist and co-founder of EAT GRUB (Enhancing Access to Gardens and Revolutionizing Urban Backyards). 


Great new video up on Today's Green Minute!


Co-founder Haleh Zandi spoke on a panel, Kitchen Table Talks, about the Next Generation of Food Activists. Check out the blog, Civil Eats, here:

Check out this brand new video showing a free one-day garden installation with a low-income family in East Oakland!

Check out an interview of Haleh Zandi with Planting Justice on the Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans website for being a successful, young Iranian American:


Watch the transformation of a yard from a fallow grass lawn into an abundant and nutritious garden in Oakland near Lake Merritt. It is part of the Growing Food in Oakland past and present focus by Oakland North:

Check out this feature article about Planting Justice in the Ecology Center's Terrain magazine, September 2009:


Thank you Food First for the great article!  Check it out here:


Planting Justice on the Radio! Click here to hear KPFA's coverage of a workparty at Berkeley Tech High School, building an earthen outdoor oven with students, teachers, and community members:


Thank you KQED Bay Area Bites for the blog post on our most recent Edible Garden implementation in East Oakland! Check it out here:


Check out our Yelp! review page here:

Also, Planting Justice Co-Founder, Gavin Raders, had the opportunity to present on Planting Justice at the 2010 US Social Forum in Detroit. These videos are up on, and the youtube links are below.  Enjoy!

Part 1: Intro Sustainable Self-Governance

Part 2: Permaculture

Part 3: Business Models

Part 4 Projects:

Part 5: City Permaculture

Part 6: Conclusion