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Starting in Summer of 2015, LAND ACTION is excited to partner with urban farmers in a goal to initiate and sustain 100 urban microfarms in Oakland over the next 5 years.

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These microfarms include:

Buried Seeds Medicinal Garden at 27th & West
37th Street Collective Farm at 37th & West

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These microfarms serve as demonstration gardens and community resources, helping spread knowledge on soil health, food cultivation, herbal medicine, beekeeping, and more, while also growing hundreds of tons of vegetables to be distributed locally.  These sites also include tiny home farmhouses, as a way to help keep talented farmers living locally.

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Once they are launched, these microfarms operate independently from Land Action, but they continue to have our support as allies, as we work to help them grow community as well as skills needed to work with the city to keep the land a farm.

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We help farmers select properties based on the long term viability of the site to stay a farm indefinitely.  To ensure that vision we are working with land trusts, gardeners, farmers, non-profits dedicated to urban agriculture, and other allies in the environmental and social justice movements to create long-term community-based ownership models to ensure that these farms stay farms for generations to come.

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Help put more microfarms on the ground by supporting us on indegogo!  The campaign starts August 9th!  Every $3750 covers the cost of putting a new farm on the map!  Spread the word & keep Oakland blooming!

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To join in for an upcoming farm launch or work day, check out our facebook events page.

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We do not consider our work “charity,” and are opposed to the hierarchy embedded in all “charitable” models.  We operate rather on a model of solidarity, by empowering autonomous farmers and land cultivation groups through the networking of resources and the proliferation of mutual aid.

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If you are a microfarmer and would like to partner with Land Action to start a project of your own, we suggest that you attend at least 3 microfarming workdays and also speak with different farmers and organizers about your vision before you submit your application.

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If you are involved with a land trust or a property management group that shares our goals, please email Angeles at angeles.gottheil [at] Land-Action [dot] org

We are very interested in allying with farming collectives and groups working on a decentralized model of community-building.  We ask that our allied farmers host community skillshares and/or facilitate ways for people of all incomes and backgrounds to become involved.

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This is an overtly anti-gentrification tactic in which lands are removed from the speculative market.  We are working to end displacement through our actions and activities.  We are dedicated to ensuring that land will someday no longer be treated as a commodity, but as part of ourselves, as we repair our relationship with the ecology.
For more information, or to inquire about submitting an application, please email Angeles at angeles.gottheil [at] Land-Action [dot] org.
We are proud to announce Wild Oakland, From the Ground Up, and Ashby Gardens as allies for our 100 Microfarm Initiative!
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Please help keep these efforts going!  Sign our petition to create 100 farms and spread the word!
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FARMing is for everyone4
Land Action is excited to farm and build community with people from many backgrounds, including people of color, people expressing their true gender and sexual orientations, people who practice or don’t practice any manner of spiritualities, and anyone ready to fall in love with the land and build community!
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As we strive to hold safe community space for everyone, we will not tolerate bigotry, nor will we ally with any organization that promotes the oppression of individuals based on their race, sexual orientation, expression of gender, or spiritual practice.
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We are eager to listen to our allies on how we can do the self-work to build safe and inclusive space for anyone with an open heart who wishes to farm.
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