We offer the Cultivating Resistance toolkit as a guide to navigate existing regulations, opportunities and resources for anyone interested in growing and selling raw agricultural products in Oakland. This toolkit is intended to:
- Save you time and money by consolidating municipal, county, state and federal regulations that govern food cultivation and distribution in Oakland;
- Provide suggestions for how to access land for cultivation; and
- Offer resources to support starting and running a small food business.
Through collaboration between the Oakland Food Policy Council and City Slicker Farms, this document has been created with the shared goals of supporting household incomes, improving access to healthy foods, and strengthening local communities and economies.
To download the Cultivating Resistance toolkit, click here.
In celebration of unique collaboration, personal friends and Organizational Partners, Kelly Carlisle of Acta Non Verba Urban Youth Farm, Esperanza Pallana of Oakland Food Policy Council and Sabrina Wu of HOPE Collaborative make #FoodJusticeMovement are challenging the notion of competitive fundraising that is endemic to the nonprofit industrial complex by engaging in ridiculous feats of collaborative fundraising.
We have joined forces to bring you The Food Warrior Challenge!
The way it works: You have until December 10th 2015 to challenge one or all of the Directors (Esperanza Pallana, Kelly Carlisle, or Sabrina Wu) in a feat of physical strength, stamina, agility…or goofiness. You pledge for your challenge. That’s right. Go to the site, click the “donate” button and under “purpose”, write the feat you challenge one or all of us to and pledge an amount to see us accomplish it!
Directions: Go to the website and click on the “donate” button, state your challenge in the “purpose” box and pledge.
Examples of challenges have been: $15/mile for Esperanza to run a half marathon; $25 for Sabrina to video herself whaling in HOPE’s Healthy Corner Stores; and $25 for Kelly to write to First Lady Michelle Obama and invite her to Acta Non Verba.
We are ready. Let the games begin!
You can also follow our activity on Facebook, instagram (@foodwarriorsoakland) and Twitter (use #foodwarriorchallenge)!
We will hold a finale gathering on December 12th 2015. Details to follow.