Established in 1984, the Temescal Community Garden is the first community garden in Oakland.
By Susan XU
Jan 5, 2017
There are an infinite number of ways to metaphorically put down roots in Oakland, but urban farmers have limited options. Oakland Parks & Recreation’s Community Gardening Program maintains just 16 community gardens around the city.
To rent a plot, participants pay a $30 annual fee; spaces are assigned as they become available, but preference is given to Oakland residents. In most OPR-maintained gardens, youth-led projects and rental plot gardens are offered to nearby residents.