Congrats to City Slicker Farms
City Slicker Farms, one of 20 farms featured in our book Farm Together Now, just celebrated their 10th anniversary! Over 200 guests showed their support last week at the David Brower Center in downtown Berkeley. “With a decade of experience, City Slicker Farms has demonstrated how growing food in the city is a powerful way to bring the community together to address the lack of healthy food in the neighborhood,” said Barbara Finnin, City Slicker Farms’ Executive Director. “Tonight’s event shows how strongly our mission, to empower West Oakland community members to meet the basic need for fresh, healthy food by creating sustainable, high-yield urban farms and backyard gardens, resonates with folks throughout the East Bay.” The event honored ten local heroes who have made a difference in the first decade of City Slicker Farms’ work. The honorees include: City of Oakland Councilmember Nancy Nadel, City of Oakland Director of Parks and Recreation Audree Jones-Taylor, Barbara Christian, Charlotte Banks, Deidre Wan, Empress Diamond Akhanki Buchango, Fulton Brinkley, Jim Martin, Max Cadji, Valorie Rogers Myers and City Slicker Farms Founder Willow Rosenthal.
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