This semester in SOGA we are hosting the ‘Food Justice Through Urban Gardening’ Decal. It has been redesigned from the previous spring decal called ‘Intro to Organic Gardening and Food Justice.’
This class will introduce both new and experienced gardeners to the basic theories and methods of urban agriculture, while exploring the ways that social injustice and inequality determine everything from our access to food to our relationship with the non-human world to environmental health. In our class, we hope to inspire students to engage with these social issues, hopefully through growing food, horticulture, compost, design, and many more.
The Student Organic Garden Association (SOGA)would like to invite you to our screening of Occupy the Farm on Sunday, July 30th at 7pm. We are currently facing threats of development from UC Berkeley, an experience our friends at Gill Tract are all too familiar with. This night will be for learning about the history of UC Berkeley-owned land, to understand the context we are operating in, to learn about actions students, faculty, and community members have taken in the past, and to discuss our current situation
at Oxford Tract and SOGA.
Let’s understand our history to have an impact on the future of our dwindling urban green spaces.
We will start the evening at SOGA (corner of Walnut and Virginia Streets) at 7pm on Sunday, July 30th with snacks and a garden tour complete with land use history. At 7:30pm, we will walk 10 minutes to Ridge House (2420 Ridge Road) where we will be hosting the screening. The film will be done around 9:45pm and I hope you all will stick around for a discussion about housing, land for agricultural use, and the future of Oxford Tract with folks from Gill Tract, Oxford Tract, SOGA, community members, and students. Come by to learn, discuss, and protect this land! Visit our website here for more information on development pressures. If you all have questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome back potluck will be taking over the garden on Sunday, August 23rd, 11:00-2:00!
Veterans, newbies, students and community members are all equally welcomed! Let your SOGAsummer interns show you what we have accomplished in the garden over the past few months!
**Light snacks will be provided but feel free to bring food!**
Worms are great at recycling food scraps and other organic material into a valuable soil amendment called vermicompost, or worm compost. Worms eat food scraps, which become compost as they pass through the worm’s body. Compost exits the worm through its’ tail end and then can be used to grow plants!
Want to feed our worms? Bring over your home’s raw fruits and veggie scraps!