Saturday will be another big day in the People's Victory Gardens.
Come on out ... grow your own food ... help design the Spring/Summer Gardens.
See our message below for a list of projects that we'll continue. Every Saturday::
9 am - Noon PVG at Telegraph Center
10 am - Noon PVG at Lakeside
Wednesdays and Fridays
10 am - Noon PVG at Telegraph Center: Plant and help harvest for the Food Pantry clients.
The materials are in! We're ready to build a sub-irrigation system for our galvanized stock tanks and more.
This is a learning lab of ideas and actions to take your food source into your own hands.
What: Earth Day at the Gardens at Lake Merritt
When: Saturday, April 20; 9 am - 12 pm
Where: People's Victory Garden at the Gardens at Lake Merritt's Edible Gardens space.
658 Bellevue, Oakland 94610. Entrance is across the street from the Sailboat House. Turn left upon entrance to the garden spaces. Walking along the walkway ... Two (2) PVGs are on the right side. Walk to the next crosswalk for the third PVG (at the Trellis structure)
What to bring: Gloves, water, and your smile!
Come early (8:30 am) if you like to help set up the gardens for the fun!!
There's something for everyone. Here's what's planned:
See you in a garden for some special fun ... in Your Garden!!
By the way, we'll be back into the gardens on next Saturday, April 27th. Same times and places! Completing whatever does get done this week.
Our People's Victory Gardens are kicking off Spring planting this month!
Join in for the learning, sharing, community and some work at the gardens. See the Event Calendar for scheduled dates. We hope to see you in the gardens.
As a reminder; your Waiver Form must be on file for 2013 to continue to access this website. It is renewable each year. We're doing some housekeeping this month.
If you find that you are no longer able to access some of the website features; it may be because we have not seen you in the garden for awhile and do not have a new Waiver Form on File. Please stop by one of the gardens by March 16th to remain a volunteer member of the website. If you are not able to stop by by March 16th; send an e-mail to garden(a)peoplesvictorygarden.org and provide the March date that you plan to stop by. We'll hold your website membership until then.
Join the celebration!
We'll celebrate our One Year Anniversary and African American History Month with fun activities, film, storytelling, food traditions, and getting our hands dirty in the garden.
It was just Feb 25, 2012 that we started to shovel 60 cubic yards of compost and mulch to start the People's Victory Garden at the Telegraph Ministry Center. Join us to celebrate our volunteers' accomplishments and to wrap up the month long celebration that Victory Garden Foundation is sharing with Phat Beets Produce. Click here for a calendar of monthly celebration.
Saturday, February 23, 2013; 10 am - 3 pm
Telegraph Center - 5316 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 94609
Let's celebrate Food Traditions. Please RSVP so that we may prepare for your attendance. Please try to RSVP by February 16.
Monday, January 21; 8 am - 3:30 pm
Volunteers from around the East Bay came together to transform two (2) new garden spaces at the Gardens at Lake Merritt. The People's Victory Garden's Edible Landscaping (food forest) garden and the Food Pantry.
Photo to the Right: The cleared landscape pallet ready for designing the Edible Landscape Garden on Saturday, Feb 2; 9:30 - 11:30 am. Join us if you want to be on the ground level :) of designing this integrated food space.
On Saturday, Feb 16; 9:30 - 11:30 am; we'll design the Food Pantry Garden space. Please join us. Photo below shows a portion of the cleared space waiting for design and preparation work.
We asked everyone to pray for rain last week and look what's happening. This week looks like it will be a rainy one! YaY!
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. However, this will only be possible at the garden at The Gardens at Lake Merritt for current volunteers. There will be no supervision so be sure to check the Garden Journal before going to the garden. The Telegraph Ministry Center and House Rabbit Society will not open for gardening. If we have gardening business to conduct, we may meet indoors - we'll let you know. Check here for an update.
A mild drizzle will not cancel the Garden Work Day. Dress for the weather, wear rain hat and boots/shoes with a grip sole. Wearing layers of clothing is also a good idea so that you may remove the wet layer (unless of course you wear a coat).
Team Up with the People's Victory Garden at The Gardens at Lake Merritt
Alameda County Master Gardeners (ACMG) team up with Victory Garden Foundation (VGF) and fellow master gardener and founder of VGF, Victory V Lee! The Alameda County Master Gardener Program works to serve the diverse communities within Alameda County. Master Gardeners are people of all ages from all walks of life who want to give back to their communities. Master Gardeners volunteer their time to help people learn about gardening.
This is a wonderful addition and only fitting to have master volunteers working for the people to teach and mentor about edible gardening at the People's Victory Garden .
The ACMGs will join other experienced gardeners to mentor you at the People's Victory Garden and reach out to you at and near your homes to bring edible gardening even closer to you.
In addition, ACMG and University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources evidence-based garden information will become a part of our gardening and integrated pest management techniques for successful edible gardening.
Please welcome our ACMGs to the People's Victory Garden!
WorldLink's Nourish Oakland community initiative to the participants at the People's Victory Garden. Nourish Oakland is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food and sustainability, particularly in schools and communities.
Through a collection of videos, and curriculum materials; community discussions will be initiated at the People's Victory Garden. Nourish Oakland will anchor the garden educational program.
This proven addition to the People's Victory Garden program is positioned to not only educate our community; but to inspire our communities to spread the message about good food, home grown produce, and sustainability.
Please welcome Nourish Oakland to the People's Victory Garden!
Watch the Event Calendar for upcoming education and garden events at the People's Victory Garden at The Gardens at Lake Merritt.
In response to economy challenges caused by unemployment and war, Victory Gardens sprang up throughout the United States and abroad. Most gardens were developed on private land while there were some developed on public land. In all cases, the edible gardens were maintained to meet growing needs ... improve healthy eating and provide food when there was little money to buy it. Learn more about the history of Victory Gardens. Victory Gardens coupled with neighborly help and love made communities resilient - neighbors willing and able to help each other through the bad times and the good times.
Today, the same needs and more make Victory Gardens more than just hobby gardens. They meet a growing need for communities to be more self-reliant. In response to this need, the Victory Garden Foundation has worked with neighbors since 2009 installing gardens for individuals and communities.
Each year brings on a new chapter of programs designed to bring individuals and neighbors closer together to build communities and self-reliance.
The People’s Victory Gardens is a program of public open community gardens for individuals to meet up to teach and learn about edible gardening; sharing the knowledge and the harvest; sharing the work together reaching out into the neighborhoods to help individuals start home Victory Gardens; and to raise the collective consciousness about eating healthy and living actively.
Join us at one of the People’s Victory Gardens for the people and by the people. Members of these gardens enjoy the personal contact at the gardens and the information on this website to expand their work, fun, connections, and healthy harvest.
Thanks for stopping by Your People's Victory Garden!