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East Bay: Urban Farming and Climate Action

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The Village Bottoms

An exciting new urban farming project called Village Bottoms Farms is taking off in West Oakland, spearheaded by the Village Bottoms Community Building and Development Company and Black Dot Artists, Inc. in collaboration with Ecocity Builders. Village Bottoms Farms was established in 2007 as part of a larger neighborhood vision of revitalization for West Oakland’s Lower Bottoms.

Village Bottoms Farm’s objective is to provide a sustainable urban farm that not only grows and distributes affordable, healthy food, but that also grows self-determined, self-reliant people in the historic Village Bottoms Cultural District. For more information on the farm, contact Marcel at diallo@blackdotcafe.com.

A growing number of cities around the Bay Area are in varying stages of developing and implementing municipal energy and climate action plans. In addition to Berkeley and Oakland, the cities of Hayward and Richmond have recently stepped up their own climate action planning, viewing it as an opportunity to spur sustainable local economic development.

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