Nominate a community justice garden hub

In the fall of 2015, after a year long exploration and visioning process, Planting Justice transitioned its subsidized garden program to a Community Justice Garden Hub program.  Planting Justice continues to operate on a sliding scale model.  The resources we generate from our full paying clients, grants, and donations are invested in building, supporting and maintaining Community Justice Garden Hubs at community centers that strive to:

  1. Build Community Resilience and Freedom

  2. Expand access to sustainably grown, local, nutritionally dense food

  3. Prioritize well-being (spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical), empowerment and connectedness

  4. Create space for ongoing knowledge exchange

  5. Involve as many active community members as possible in design, installation, maintenance, ongoing use, and impact

To nominate a Community Justice Garden hub, complete the nomination form below. 

Please consider these questions and respond thoughtfully.  Responses do not need to be long or perfect.  We aren’t looking for any “right” answers, just curious to hear your thoughts about some of these important questions that we ourselves grapple with.  It is totally fine if you don’t have complete answers or ideas for every question.  Thank you for your time!

Name of Group/Organization *
Name of Group/Organization
No Symbols Please (ex: 5554443333 not 555-444-3333)
Address
Address
Share a bit with us about how you use your yard now.
Do you prefer calls, texts or emails?
He/him, She/her, They/them, etc.
Give us a vision of your proposed community garden hub. What would it look like? Smell like? Taste like? Sound like? Where do you imagine it will be located? Approximately how large do you imagine it to be? Approximately how many community members do you imagine having a relationship with the space?
Planting Justice is an organization committed to dismantling the prison industrial complex. In what ways does your community group/organization serve formerly incarcerated community members/advocate to dismantle the PIC/work to address the harms of over-incarceration in your community.
Oakland is changing rapidly. How does your community group/organization serve historic residents of Oakland? How do you envision this community garden hub serving historic residents of Oakland?
As a staff, we envision to accomplish the following goals with the installation of Community Justice Garden Hubs: Build Community Resilience and Freedom . Expand access to sustainably grown, local, nutritionally dense food Prioritize well-being (spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical), empowerment and connectedness Create space for ongoing knowledge exchange Involve as many active community members as possible in design, installation, maintenance, ongoing use, and impact How does your organization’s work and vision align with the achievement of these goals?
What existing resources (time, volunteers, members with experience and knowledge, seeds, soil, greenhouse, etc.) do you have to support ongoing maintenance of your garden? In your ideal world, what support would you like from Planting Justice to maintain your garden?
Please list garden-related topics that you’d like Planting Justice to facilitate workshops/trainings on. Some of our existing workshops focus on making natural pesticides, medicine making from the garden, United Farm Workers & Black Panther Party alliance.