Planting Justice grows food, jobs, and community while providing a re-entry program for formerly incarcerated men and women
Since 2009 Planting Justice has built over 450 edible permaculture gardens in the San Francisco Bay Area, worked with five high-schools to develop food justice curricula, and created 40 green jobs in the food-justice movement for folks transitioning from prison. Now they are part of the Local Carbon Network and will soon be composting with our biochar.
Acta Non Verba – youth urban farm project – challenges oppressive dynamics and environments through urban farming
Acta Non Verba (ANV) is led mainly by women of color from the surrounding neighborhood and larger community. ANV creates a safe and creative outdoor space for children, youth, and families in East Oakland, CA. Within this severely economically depressed neighborhood in the nation’s second most dangerous city, ANV engages and deepens their understanding of nutrition, food production, and healthy living as well as strengthens their ties to the community. ANV is now also dedicated to mitigating Climate Change via it’s affiliation to the Local Carbon Network and biochar-enriched composting activities.
Bee Green saves thousands of tonnes of debris from going into landfills each year
Urban green waste is being converted at the Bee Green recycling and supply company in Oakland. It is a family-run company that produces firewood and landscaping materials. BeeGreen is the conversion hub for the Oakland LCN.
The Oakland LCN will be operational this year and could use your
help to get certified and running as soon as possible.
Sustainability engineer, biomass-based energy and biochar production
Farm Manager and Educator
Co-founder of the with his wife, Deborah, of Bee Green Recycling