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|Date||Friday April 03|
|Time||7:30 PM - 10:30 PM|
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Humanist Hall, 411 28th Street, Oakland, CA 94609
|maxc [at] riseup.net|
Cost: $10-30, no one turned away for lack of funds
Cosponsors: Ecology Center, Humanist Hall, City Slicker Farms, Friends of L.Bacillus
Music By: Zoyres Eastern European Wild Ferment plus others
Ferment Change is an annual, all volunteer organized, celebration of Urban Agriculture, Food Justice, Fermented Foods and Community to benefit City Slicker Farms in West Oakland. The event highlights the work of City Slicker Farms' “Backyard Garden Program”, and also features local food activists, a fermented food and drink potluck, a fermentation workshop, live music, a City Slicker Farms plant sale and a presentation on international urban agriculture and food politics. Local fermentors that bring homemade fermented foods or drinks are entered in a drawing to win lots of local goodies. If you would like to bring a dish to the event, or would like to host a fermentation themed event to benefit City Slicker Farms or any like minded cause please email maxc [at] riseup.net.
*More info on the great work done by City Slicker Farms:
City Slicker Farms creates urban market farms that provide affordable, fresh, organic produce to West Oakland residents, serve as a community spaces for children and adults who want to learn about farming, and assist local residents with setting up back yard food gardens. Located in the Prescott neighborhood of West Oakland, the project seeks to improve nutrition for residents, increase local food security and self-reliance, and increase awareness about the connection between food, health, and the urban environment.
A truly grass-roots project, City Slicker Farms relies for labor and direction on volunteers who reside in the community we serve. Currently we have over 10,000 square feet of garden space in the form of vacant urban lots under cultivation. A seasonal variety of culturally appropriate fruits and vegetables are distributed to the community for donation twice a week at a vegetable stand in front of one of the farms. Other projects include a kitchen scrap pickup/compost program, free classes and workshops, vegetable starts and seeds for back yard gardeners, and volunteer and work-trade opportunities.