Help Us Rebuild the Community Market Farm at Union Plaza Park
On August 1st, 2014, City Slicker Farms’ Union Plaza Park was vandalized (learn more about the damage from NBC Bay Area and the Contra Costa Times). Overnight, vandals tore out many of our plants and trellises, destroyed the back gate, damaged much of the fence, dismantled the doors to our chicken coop, and ripped out irrigation systems.
Though we were all distraught by the havoc that was wrought, we were also incredibly moved by the support and sympathy that was shared by our neighbors, volunteers, and supporters, who helped to begin the rebuild by rolling up their sleeves and giving generously to help recoup losses.
We are going to rebuild the Community Market Farm at Union Plaza Park, and we are going to bring it back as an even more vibrant place of food and community than it was before.
This is the story of West Oakland’s resilience, and of our community’s support of the urban farm that has been theirs for the last four years.
FOLLOW THE REBUILD
SUPPORT THE REBUILD
Join in the effort to rebuild the farm by donating to our #RebuildUnion campaign. We want to bring back the community market farm at Union Plaza Park to its full capacity and add more spaces for growing and gathering that will make it an even more vibrant community center.
• Your donation of $20 will help us to replace 60 new kale plants
• Your donation of $30 will help us re-pot a blueberry plant in a new wine barrel pot
• Your donation of $50 will contribute towards building a new gate and repairing the fence
• Your donation of $72 will help us spread two yards of new compost to keep our new seedlings happy
VOLUNTEER AT THE REBUILD
Join other volunteers as we make this farm grow again. City Slicker Farms holds regular drop-in volunteer hours every Thursday and Saturday from 10 AM - 5 PM.
We’ll be working on our rebuild projects during these volunteer hours, and we invite you to stop by for an hour or the day!
Interested in volunteering? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about volunteering at our community market farms.
The Community Market Farm at Union Plaza Park is located at 34th and Peralta Streets in Oakland, CA (map).