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 and Water Conservation Garden:: Demonstrating growing food to service an Oakland food pantry while showcasing water conservation methods. Approximate garden space is 12' x 21. Edible Landscaping Demonstration Garden:: approximate garden space 24' x 24' following the natural contours leading the design and planting of this garden. Some permaculture practices are displayed. Come on out and learn about planting edibles within your existing landscape with ornamental plants.
Join us 9 am - 11 am, 1st and 3rd Saturdays. (Existing garden members may garden any day). Watch the calendar for hours and day changes and additions. 1st and 3rd Saturdays are mentored work days 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 on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
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.
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 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 3 -5 pm and 9:30 - 11:30 am 2nd and 4th Saturdays (new spring/summer 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.
Help us to continue to transform the spaces surrounding the building to a thriving edible garden for the community.
[in photo:: Y-Leap program members in the garden.]
Co-sponsored by Victorian Preservation Council of Oakland and Victory Garden Foundation, the Children's Learning Garden Center broke ground, Sunday, July 27 under the VGF Peoples Victory Garden Program.
The Vision has begun ...
Volunteers started clearing a space in the expansive backyard to plant a Pumpkin and Squash Patch. The immediate goal is to plant a 50' x 30' section for an October Harvest Event. Located in the historic Fruitvale District; this space will become a mini-farm for teaching history, math, literature, and science in a farm-like setting for neighborhood schools' students and the surrounding community.
The People’s Victory Garden at Franklin Elementary School, Oakland CA is a garden classroom curriculum serving about 240 K-5 and special education students.
Franklin is also the site of the Victory Garden Foundation's Junior Master Gardener Certification program.
Contact us if you'd like to volunteer to work with children in the garden. The program is year-round (including summer).
And, if you have children that you'd like to experience gardening; visit our children's website at http://www.barretrsworld.com for gardening tips and lesson plans.