The People's Victory Garden at The Gardens at Lake Merritt (Lakeside Park), Oakland CA is managed by Victory Garden Foundation as a demonstration garden space allocated by Oakland Parks and Recreation (OPR) for and by Oakland residents using three (3) garden spaces in the Edible Gardens at the Gardens at Lake Merritt:
Small Spaces Demonstration Garden:: Showing four (4) spaces to grow herbs, vegetables, and edible flowers. Approximate garden space equivalent to 19' x 21' along with path space. Food Pantry Garden:: Demonstrating growing food to service an Oakland food pantry. Approximate garden space is 12' x 21. Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden:: approximate garden space 24' x 24' Alameda County Master Gardeners are leading the design and planting of this garden. Come on out and learn about planting edibles within your existing landscape with ornamental plants.
Join us Monday, January 21 (Day of Service) to transform these spaces. RSVP here
Fall and Winter Schedule
Join us 9:30 am - 11:30 am on 3rd Saturdays during fall and winter. Watch the calendar for hours and day changes and additions. Saturday is a mentored work day and new volunteer orientation times. After orientation, you are free to set you own hours for working in the garden based on our master plan.
Our vision is to establish and maintain the demonstration gardens with education programs and research projects to enlighten ourselves and our community with knowledge that will improve our edible gardening practices and encourage participants to grow their food at and near their homes. Master Gardeners and Permaculturists will be on hand to assist. The gardens are maintained as a common space without individual plot assignments by volunteers. We all work together and share the harvest together.
View photos of the 2012 Jan 16th Day of Service here.
Sign up here for the
2013 Day of Service - Monday, Jan 21
The People's Victory Garden at the Telegraph Ministry Center (TMC) managed by Victory Garden Foundation is located at 5316 Telegraph Ave, Oakland CA 94609. Join us on Saturdays, 1 - 3 pm (new fall/winter hours) unless otherwise stated on the Calendar.
This community garden is designed to feed the community and clients of the TMC. Clients and community volunteers work together to grow fresh, organic produce. This garden's design phase started with an Occupy the Food System volunteer work day on Saturday, February 25, 2012.
On Saturday, February 22, 2013; we celebrate one year of growth and African American History Month. Please join us ... Save the Date! More information coming soon.
Or, Call 510.658.4457 or 800.971.3006
Help us to continue to transform the spaces surrounding the building to a thriving edible garden for the community.
The People’s Victory Garden at Oakland’s at Frank H Ogawa Plaza will be a permanent Victory Garden on the site of the City Hall Frank Ogawa Park by community organizations for the demonstration of homegrown produce in an urban setting. It will be the focal point for residents to engage in teaching and learning experiences about homegrown foods, personal and neighborhood self-reliance. This effort may be accomplished with a combination of volunteer and paid summer jobs.
The initial installation location is at the Broadway and 14th East stairway entrance to the plaza (facing the BART entrance). The goal is to extend the gardens around the entire plaza. Each plaza container will be adopted by a community organization that maintains the small space garden and performs community outreach separately and in collaboration with other adoptive community organizations.
The two (2) containers at the East entrance are adopted by Victory Garden Foundation and Bay Localize. The Victory Garden Foundation is the managing organization for the project with the assistance of the Oakland Public Works Agency which manages the plaza grounds. The original schedule for installation, October 2011, was delayed due to activities by Occupy Oakland. A new installation date is forthcoming.