OFPC In The News

August 2015


West Oakland Property Prices Threaten a Food Activist’s Dream


January 2015


Who Fuels Your Food Truck?


December 2014

In SF Gate (by Oakland North)

Edible gardens will grow in Oakland after permit approvals  ( Click for full article in Oakland North )


Contra Costa Times

Guest Commentary: Oakland Took a giant step for food security, but much is left to be done

(By Lauren Heumann, Oakland Tribune)


November 2014

East Bay Express

Food Policy Report Gives CA Legislators to Mixed Review


The Daily Meal

10 Cities Leading the Conversation on Sustainable Eating


Contra Costa Times

Gone Tubin ‘: Community farms get boost from planning panel


October 2014

San Francisco Chronicle

Plowing to Oakland Path for Urban Farming on Vacant Lots


September 2014

Local Oakland

Oakland Street Food: The Paths to Legitimacy


June 2014

East Bay Express

Confusion Reigns Over Urban Gardens Oakland 


The Eastern Shore Radio Show

Urban Agriculture & Food Policy


May 2014

Oakland Magazine

Slow Oakland on Urban-Ag Incentive Front


November 24th, 2013

San Francisco Chronicle

Bill would help plot to grow food on Oakland lots


April 17 st 2013

East Bay Express

The Rules of Husbandry


January 30 st , 2013

East Bay Express

City Slicker Farms Breaks Ground On New Urban Park and Farm


September 12 th , 2012

East Bay Express

‘Berkeley Kitchens’ Take Shape in Historic West Berkeley Building


September 8 th , 2012

East Bay Express



April 12 th , 2012

North Oakland

Oakland Food Policy Council fights for access, an equitable food system


April 9 th , 2012

Local Oakland

Feet with a permit: The California Homemade Food Act heads to the vote


February 12, 2012

Oakland Tribune

Oakland AIMS to rebuild the local food system one farm at a time


December 7, 2011

East Bay Express

Oakland City Council Approves Food Truck Policy


December 6, 2011

Local Oakland

New mobile vending proposal Could create “food pods” THROUGHOUT Oakland


December 1, 2011

Local Oakland

In Oakland, livestock mixed feeling About


October 18, 2011

Local Oakland

California Endowment Oaklander names Jennifer Lebarre health hero


October 13, 2011

Local Oakland

New CA Financing Initiative to Increase access to healthy food in Oakland


October 11, 2011
CBS Channel 5 News

Bay Area Urban Farmers Raising Animals for Slaughter


October 10, 2011

Huffington Post Urban farming spreads THROUGHOUT bay area


October 9th, 2011

Sacramento Bee

Should Oakland’s backyard farmers raise and kill animals for food?


October 6, 2011

East Bay Express Blog

Urban Farming Is No Longer a Crime


October 6, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland Allows urban farmers to sell produce


October 5, 2011

KQED Radio

Fees EASE Oakland on Urban Farmers


October 4, 2011

Los Angeles Times

More home-grown Businesses Oakland expected under ordinance


October 4, 2011

North Oakland

Oakland Urban Livestock Reports explores Impacts of raising animals on farms city

Video: http://vimeo.com/29985181


October 3 rd , 2011

KQED Radio

Oakland Makes it Easier to Grow, Sell Produce


October 3 rd 2011

Local Oakland

Oakland to Legalize Home-Grown Produce


September 29, 2011

Local Oakland

Healthy Foods Could bill bring more grocery stores and farmers’ markets to East and West Oakland


September 18 th 2011

Cal Alumni Association

Good Grub and Justice-For-All


September 19 th 2011

Basil Talk Radio


Aug. 5, 2011

Oakland Tribune

Update city zoning laws to aid urban agriculture


Summer 2011

Edible East Bay

Oakland Contemplates a “Bill of Rights” for Urban Farmers


Sunday, July 31 st , 2011

Los Angeles Times

Across the Bay Area, urban farming is in season

Republished in  Seattle Times

Republished in  Times Colonist (Victoria, British Columbia)


July 26, 2011

East Bay Express

OMFG! There’s a New Promoter Street Food in Town


July 23, 2011

Local Oakland

Planning for urban farming – Oakland holds public brainstorming


KTVU: Channel 2

OAKLAND: Urban Farming Could Get Some Ground Rules


July 22, 2011

North Oakland

At planning meeting, the debate over urban Oaklanders Animal Husbandry: Coverage of Oakland’s first community meeting on urban agriculture


July 21 st 2011

Local Oakland

Help Oakland ITS urban agriculture policy review


July 16 th , 2011
East Bay Express Oakland Takes First Step Toward Embracing Urban Agriculture

July 2 nd 2011


Oakland Farming Sprouting New Laws: Coverage of Oakland’s Effort to update urban agriculture zoning laws


June 16 th , 2011
Oakland North

Planning commission votes to ease restrictions on selling backyard produce


Sunday, June 12, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle: Home & Garden Section

Meet the farmer next door


May 09, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle

Oakland urban farming prompts plan to redo rules, Zoning overhaul would include selling produce, livestock raising


April 27, 2011

Local Oakland

Oakland food truck discussion rages at City Hall


April 15, 2011

Center for Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture

Cultivation Meets Regulation: Bay Area Urban Agriculture


April 12, 2011

Local Oakland

Oakland regrowing Food: The Future of Urban Food


April 06, 2011

Local Oakland

Urban Farmer Novella Carpenter ‘busted’ by City of Oakland – for chard?


April 05, 2011

San Francisco Chronicle

Novella Carpenter could use a hand, Oakland


March 30 th , 2011

North Oakland

Iconic urban farm at risk of late city


July 14 th , 2010

Local Oakland

Oakland Planning Commission Considers Adding a Health Element to City’s General Plan


July 1 st , 2010

Local Oakland

Growing Food on City Land: Challenging, but not impossible


Summer 2010

Food Ethics Magazine

Food Policy Councils: A model of the future?


May 10 th , 2010

Local Oakland

Food First: Ending “food deserts” and creating change


March 10 th , 2010

Local Oakland

Better food for all: Oakland Food Policy Council plans 2010 programs


February 24 th , 2010

North Oakland

Oakland Food Policy Council plants seeds for a fall harvest


November 2 nd , 2009

Local Oakland

Community News: New Report Reveals Potential for Food Production on Oakland’s Public Land


October 18 th , 2009

Local Oakland

Community Feedback on Oakland Food Policy Council


October 9 th , 2009

Local Oakland

New Oakland Food Policy Council Sets Course for Better Food Access, Social Change


Harvest 2009

Edible East Bay

Creating a common table


July 9 th , 2009

Oakland Tribune

Mayor wants to help Oakland food system


May 4th 2007

East Bay Express

Oakland Food Policy Council Wants To Go Micro-Local


Spring 2007

Edible East Bay

Oakland Looks Toward Greener Pastures

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