Our Program

The farming project on EBMUD watershed lands along Pinole Creek aims to improve food sovereignty for vulnerable urban communities by developing a vertically-integrated network of fresh food enterprises inked to the stewardship of public lands. Farmers are selected from internally and internationally displaced communities living in Oakland and the greater East Bay. Diverse East Bay farmers will apply sustainable food production practices from agricultural traditions around the world, supplying fresh foods at affordable prices while improving biodiversity. Education and training programs will enable farmers to share their expertise with each other and the general public, building stronger relationships between East Bay land and communities. The project is a partnership between International  Rescue Committee, Phat Beets Produce, PUEBLO, and EBMUD.