City Slicker Farms
Our Mission is to empower West Oakland community members to meet the immediate and basic need for healthy organic food for themselves and their families by creating high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens.
Every year, we empower low-income West Oakland community members to grow, distribute and eat thousands of pounds of locally-grown organic produce, increasing the health and self-reliance of our community and decreasing our use of polluting and non-renewable fossil fuels.
Community Market Farms Program We transform empty lots into productive market farms, working with community members to cultivate organically-grown seasonal produce for distribution through our weekly donation-only Farm Stands.
Backyard Garden Program Each backyard garden consists of planter boxes, trellises, soil, seedlings, seeds, mulch and information on how to tend the garden. We follow-up with four home visits per year with all the necessary help, supplies and materials necessary for successful growing.
Urban Farming Education Program Our School Visits and Farm Tours provide experiential learning opportunities for children and adults.