Community Creates Garden on East Oakland School Rooftop

This Spring, Oakland Food Connection, Bay Localize, teachers, students and members of the community gathered to revitalize EC Reems’ school rooftop garden located in the heart of East Oakland. Students bustled about, transferring water to their very thirsty seedlings. Community members taught students how to saw wood in the courtyard, while others taught students how to assemble new garden beds on the rooftop. Members of Oakland Food Connection demonstrated the basics of permaculture, while teachers and students planted side-by-side among the garden beds. It was a beautiful day filled with people from all walks of life working towards a healthier, resilient community.

Check out our flickr photo set from the workday!

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