Our Earth Skills #3 training on Neighborhood-based Food Systems is coming up and we are thrilled to make it part of a whole Fall Equinox Weekend celebration!  We really hope you can come through for a day of gleaning and swapping on Saturday and for some fall healing practices in the MG garden on Sunday.  Come to one day, or come to both!


Sept. 22, 10am-4pm
Earth Skills Training #3: 
Neighborhood-based Food Systems


Location: Peralta Hacienda Historical Park
2465 – 34th Ave b/w Coolidge & 35th Ave, Oakland 94601 (20 min walk from Fruitvale BART)

In a world where our food systems are controlled by corporate industrial agriculture, we need to reclaim our ability not only to grow food, but to share it!  To help address our food needs and build resiliency in our communities by creating networks and relationships to neighbors and place, we will learn how to organize:


Neighborhood Gleaning programs & Food/Crop Swaps!

By harvesting and redistributing surplus produce in the hood, gleaning makes fresh fruits and veggies more accessible – and is a model of distributing and sharing our resources. Recently gleaning has become part of an overall urban sustainability strategy, with overgrown fruit trees in residential neighborhoods being a major source.
Just as important, Neighborhood-based Food Economies form social systems that are collaborative and cooperative, not competitive. Building these place-based, multi-generational relationships and networks provides the social fabric we need for economically, socially and ecologically resilient communities.

We are thrilled to learn from PUEBLO’s multi-generationalYouth Harvest Project and to do some gleaning of our own! We will also work with Kendra Poma of Swap It Oakland to roll up our sleeves and make some homemade food products – and learn how to set up a neighborhood swap. 

Lunch provided by MG, and childcare & translationavailable upon request!

For more information and to RSVP by Sept 18, please contact Aryeh Shell or Carla M. Perez
Movement Generation
 510.649.1475 or



Sunday Sept. 23, 2-5pm
‘Harvesting Health for the Fall Season’ with the Manzanita Collective

Location: The MG garden
1731 Oregon St. (off of MLK), Berkeley – Near Ashby BART Station

To keep ourselves and our movement strong, we need to build up our internal resilience, 
health and capacity to transform stress, trauma and toxics!

Come out for a day of community healing in the garden!

Meet and hear about the formation of the Manzanita healers’ collective, dedicated to building health resilience and accessibility. Collective members present will share resources such as:

• Acupressure self-care to prevent and treat colds and flus

• Quick get up and go stretches, sun salutations, & qi gong movement

• Nutritional and detox information

• Garden walk and herbal preparation

• Children’s wellness activities

Especially beneficial for anyone dealing with issues around digestion, toxicity, compromised immunity, allergies, skin disorders, stress, trauma, and humanity!

With Manzanita Collective members; Shoshana Uribe, Julia Katz, Amanda Nube, & Francine Madrid

RSVP (510) 459-9320 or