The Urban Garden Project provides direct assistance to Yolanda Burrell, a small business owner and master gardener. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Yolanda made the difficult decision to close her brick & mortar store Pollinate Farm & Garden, which she owned and operated in Oakland for nearly eight years. Yolanda is in the process of expanding her home garden into an urban farm with the goal of bringing her produce directly to market via the Farms to Grow CSA program. Volunteers are needed to help out with a variety of gardening tasks, including but not limited to soil preparation, weeding, transplanting starter plants into the ground, sowing seeds, harvesting fruits and vegetables, and collecting honey. Volunteers have the privilege of working alongside Yolanda and learning from her immense knowledge of gardening, beekeeping, and urban farming.
The Urban Garden Project takes place every Wednesday from 8:30am-12:30pm and every other Sunday from 8:30am-12:30pm in Oakland.
Our mission is to assist African American farmers and other socially disadvantaged farmers/ranchers maintain and create sustainable farms and spaces to grow food and motivate the next generation of farmers to grow sustainable and with community in mind.
FARMS TO GROW, INC is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to working with Black farmers and socially disadvantaged sustainable farmers around the country. Farms To Grow, Inc. is committed to sustainable farming and innovative agriculture practices which preserve the cultural and biological diversity, the agroecological balance of the local environment.
Farms To Grow, Inc. aims to increase the capacity of underserved farmers to keep their farm operations and establish farming as a viable career for future generations. Underserved farmers may include Native American, Hispanic, other minority groups, women, the physically challenged and limited access organic farmers.
We'll work with your schedule.
5316 Telegraph AveOakland, CA94609
March 17, 2021
Must be at least 18
Bring your own gardening gloves and sunhat. Also, please be sure to wear a mask and closed toe shoes.