Leah Atwood, May Nguyen, Haleh Zandi, Ron Perrone, Gavin Raders and Andrew Chahrour all came together to purchase the 10 acres in 2012.
5-Acre Permaculture Farm
Planting Justice, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has a long-term lease on the south facing slope of our land. Planting Justice will be planting an orchard and working to expand access to affordable healthy organic food for local low-income residents.
A sliding-scale CSA, open community work parties and workshops will all be part of working to create direct linkages between the farm and our neighbors.
Ecovillage Design Team
Wild and Radish LLC is honored to be working with four amazing green architects: Cate Leger, Karl Wanaselja, Darrel DeBoer, and Bob Theis. Throughout this year, Wild and Radish has been meeting regularly with our architects to collaboratively design buildings that will serve our eco-village for decades to come.
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.
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.
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.