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  • We are a joint project of the University of California at Berkeley and the central East Bay community located in Albany, CA. The existing farm came to fruition after years of struggle to establish sustainable urban agriculture and food system research on the Gill Tract (the remaining land from a family farm established in 1889).

    Our mission is to conduct community-driven research, education and extension focused on food justice and agro-ecological principles. We want to foster increased resilience in vulnerable communities, a healthy environment and equitable economies.

    OUR OFFERS:

    1. A shared vision for building a resilient and regenerative society
    2. Ideas, skills and tool sharing

    OUR NEEDS:

    1. People power
      1. To do the daily work of growing high quality and healthy food
      2. To do expand our outreach to communities we would like to serve
      3. To handle administrative tasks
    2. Financial power
      1. To support paid staff positions
      2. To obtain additional resources to help our project operate smoothly
  • Are you a local food or social activist? If you are interest in tabling or showcasing your work at UC Gill Tract’s Earth Day event on April 23, contact Richard at richard@healingspiritplants.com. Event detail can be found here: http://thexpollinators.com/collective-calendar/earth-day-at-the-gill-tract-farm-growing-hope/

    We are a cooperatively-run organization sustained by volunteers. We are open to anyone who supports our mission help us grow high-quality food for distribution to communities in need; to educate ourselves and the broader community about sustainable and regenerative agricultural practices; and to collaborate with other people and organizations to create a more equitable society. Please visit our website for more information.

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