Open garden days are open to everyone, so come on out! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
About the garden…
Laney’s Edible Garden is located between the E building and the Oakland Estuary on the south end of campus. The newly built Laney Bistro (review link) is next to the garden (current menu here). Students in my classes have grown and harvested food from the garden. Much of the food produced in the garden is used by the Culinary Arts Program.
The garden was started in September 2008 by Dean Linda Sanford, Culinary Arts, and a few community groups like PUEBLO and Cycles of Change. In addition, funds for the garden came from various supporters, including the Sustainable Peralta committee in the form of mini-grants.
We recently had a garden work day at Laney College sponsored by 350.org, the Ella Baker Center, Bay Localize, the HOPE Collaborative, and CommuniTree. Here’s a photo of the event from the Sustainable Peralta website:
Want to help “green” Laney and get your hands dirty? No prior gardening experience is needed and beginners are more than welcome. Contact me if you’re interested in getting involved. I usually work in the garden one day per week. I can also put you in contact with other students who work in the garden.