The Oakland City Council has approved policy changes that will allow urban farmers to grow fruits and vegetables “by right” on private land in almost all areas throughout the city.
Oakland Unified School District pioneered “California Thursdays,” a program through which schools across the district serve lunches sourced entirely from in-state producers one day a week. Last Thursday, organizers welcomed 14 more districts from across the state, comprising nearly a million students, in following suit.
The first ‘Feeding the 5,000’ event in the United States took place at Frank Ogawa Plaza on Saturday. More than 5,000 servings of lunch were prepared out of fruits and vegetables that would otherwise have been wasted.
In conjunction with climate change rallies worldwide, activists gathered at Lake Merritt on Sunday for the Northern California People’s Climate Rally.