In a community that lacks access to fresh and healthy vegetables, Fleet Farming’s West Oakland Branch is chipping away at this issue by installing their fourth Farmlette in the neighborhood! Thanks to a $1,000 grant from the Awesome Foundation – Oakland Chapter, they’ll be locating their next Farmlette on a subsidized housing development.

 Assistant Farm Manager, Fred Lake, conducting a site assessment

Assistant Farm Manager, Fred Lake, conducting a site assessment

In partnership with the Branch’s partner Bay Community Church, they were able to locate a multi-family site in the neighborhood that can accommodate nearly 2,250 sq. ft. of cultivation! Given this amount of space, Fleet Farming’s West Oakland Branch expects to sharecrop over 100 lbs of food with each family within the first year of operation!

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