Posts Tagged ‘urban farming’

Oakland Food Policy Council fights for access, an equitable food system

Esperanza Pallana

The Oakland Food Policy Council is an organization dedicated to developing a local food system that can feed all citizens of the city in a healthy, sustainable way. The 21-seat council, which was established in 2005 with seed money from the city, meets monthly to work on initiatives that address some of Oakland’s most pressing food concerns, like poor nutrition, access to fresh produce and antiquated laws.

Read More

In Oakland, mixed feelings about urban livestock

Some urban farmers in Oakland raise animals like chickens in their backyards.

As a growing number of Oakland residents embrace urban farming—including the raising of chickens, goats and pigs in their back yards—the city planning commission is investigating the trend’s potentially negative impacts on the surrounding community.

Read More