We're building on our past accomplishments to bring in the new year of an expanding People's Victory Garden Program. Spring has Sprung. Join Peoples Victory Garden Program sponsored by Victory Garden Foundation. This is where people work together and harvest together in the garden at no cost. Where else can you get learn and grow your own FREE pesticide-free and take it home to your family without paying? We are able to offer this program at no cost to members because of generous donations ... Please continue to provide your tax-deductible donations and volunteer to help others to learn and grow their food.
Access to most pages on this website are for our partners, donors, and garden members and volunteers. You may get involved from afar by Viewing or Joining our Facebook page. See you there are in the garden!
Lakeside Park (3 edible gardens)
Now through May, citizens, students, businesses, organizations, and local governments will rise up in collective action to grow food, conserve water and energy, eliminate waste and pollution, and build healthy, resilient communities. Take the pledge to grow food, save water, conserve energy and building community. Join thousands of people around the nation Taking the Challenge. Place your garden on the Victory Gardens Map to join hundreds of others. Receive support to help you get your garden growing! Start here and we'll guide you through the rest!
Come out to these local events to Take the Challenge and you'll be eligible to receive a special gift.
APRIL 15 - Community Work Day at Telegraph Center. 7am - 11am Click here to Volunteer. We're moving items in the garden to make room for a neighboring construction project. Some items will be shipped to Oak Tree Farm and some items will be moved to the Back 40 section of the garden. Watch for our New Spring Schedule.
APRIL 19 - Community Farm Day and Plant Sale Festival. 10 am - 1 pm Click here to RSVP and to Volunteer. This unique historic urban farm - Oak Tree Farm - is being developed in the Fruitvale district, Oakland CA as a Children's and Community Learning Center. On this date, we'll be working in the various sections of the farm; selling plants (priced to sell 10 am - 11 am); providing gardening information by Alameda County Master Gardeners; providing Cohen Bray House Tours ($2) . Take the Challenge and receive a package of free seeds to plant in your garden. You'll also be eligible to win a 1 year subscription to GrowVeg.com along with technical assistance on designing and growing your garden and other special resources to help you going in your garden.
APRIL 23 - Peralta EcoFest Sustainability Festival. 11 am - 1 pm. Click here to RSVP and to Volunteer. Come out and enjoy a mid-day festival at the Laney College Bistro/Estuary in Oakland CA. There will be a mini Farmers Markets sponsored by Victory Garden Foundation. Come out for special gifts, raffles, organic produce and products, visit with farm animals, buy plants, and more!
WATCH FOR MORE UPCOMING EVENTS
Oh I wish that it would rain, rain, rain, rain!
Many gardeners love to garden in the rain. Here's our rain policy ...
A downpour or steady rain will Cancel the Garden Work Day. There will not be a mentor on site. If you are one of those rain loving gardeners, you are welcome to garden at the Lakeside and Telegraph Gardens if you are a current garden member.
All other gardens will cancel if it rains.