Want to get financially involved in this project? Many folks have already made loans to Wild and Radish between $5,000 and $30,000 to support our project.
We're taking great care in choosing our building materials that incur minimal environmental impacts in their production, use, and eventual disposal. When possible, we plan to make use of recycled or re-used items first - before seeking out virgin materials. We're of course minimizing the use of any building materials that off-gas or could otherwise threaten our health, too. We've designed buildings that are altars to the sun: maximizing incoming light and heat through windows on the south sides of our buildings which will heat thick thermal north walls. We'll use straw bales (because they are renewable and locally available) for our first floor walls.
A People's History of the Land
It has been an incredible experience learning the social history of this piece of land in El Sobrante, California. Read more about past land uses, previous development plans, the victory of neighborhood associations like Friends of Garrity Creek, stories about the precious creek and freshwater spring, and more.
Our Sacred Creek and Freshwater Spring
Wild and Radish is committed to honoring and restoring this special freshwater spring and creek that runs through the land. Learn more about the important role this creek has played in the protection of this land from overdevelopment.
Planting Justice's 5-Acre Permaculture Farm
This urban farm and training center will be a job site and training facility for people with barriers to employment interested in sustainable urban food production and ecological landscape design. With an intensive food production facility, Planting Justice will greatly expand access to affordable healthy organic food for local low-income residents. A sliding-scale CSA, a mobile food outlet, and a subsidized edible landscaping service will create direct linkages between the farm and low-income residents in the East Bay. There will also be a public educational center that will empower youth and adults to become leaders in the food justice movement and take real steps to improve the health and well-being of themselves and their community through diverse offerings of various workshops all centered on preserving indigenous wisdom, healing arts, and land-based learning.