Community Days are monthly events held at the West Oakland Farm Park that provide opportunities for individuals and groups to experience a day at the farm. Activities include: fieldwork volunteering, workshops, cooking demo, seedling sales, and socializing.
Drop-In Volunteers are welcomed to drop-in at 10am to help out with farm chores. You do not have to schedule in advance. Children under the age 16 must be accompanied by a parent.
High school and other civic/community groups are also welcome to participate in our community days. If you're bringing a large group (10+), please let us know in advance by contacting us.
In partnership with local agencies, we install and maintain high-yield urban gardens in communities where access to healthy and affordable food is not secure. Our partnerships include Alameda County Nutrition Services, SAHA, EBALD-C, Eden Housing, and other residential organizations that work with vulnerable communities.
Our garden partner program includes: garden installation, seasonal maintenance, agriculture-related workshops, and cooking/nutrition demonstrations.
Partnerships like these allow us to expand our services to other food-insecure communities across Alameda County.
4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles.
It's pretty special to have our own urban farm 4-H Club. If you're interested in joining or supporting, email our City Slicker Farms 4-H Club
We offer training and practice in basic gardening, irrigation systems, carpentry, animal care, landscape maintenance, cooking, and other areas related to urban agriculture.
However, due to the construction of an apartment building on the adjoining lot, we are unable to offer many of our educational programs. We expect to restart the tour program once construction is completed.
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The community garden consists of 28 plots that are fully managed by community members. Participants can take advantage of the all the supplies and support at the farm. At this time, the community garden is full.
Community garden program participants provide volunteer service at the farm in exchange for their growing space. They also participate in seasonal garden workshops and workdays specifically designed for community garden participants.
The WOFP Garden is full at the moment. You may complete a general inquiry form to request to be on a wait list.
Our group workday programs offers organizations an opportunity to provide team building and professional development while giving back to the community.
Work includes a variety of small-farm chores. We often need help with carpentry and larger projects that support residents across Alameda County.
Group workdays are an essential part of our earned-income strategy. Many organizations spend a day working with us and also contribute towards the group project expense. Many of these same organizations offer matching donation programs and/or paid volunteer hours.