Oakland Farmers Get $4 Million to Cultivate Urban Jungle

By Sajid Farooq
|  Monday, Nov 15, 2010  |  Updated 2:30 PM PDT
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Oakland Farmers Get $4 Million to Cultivate Urban Jungle

A City Slicker Farms project. Photo: Lighting Up the Sky on Flickr

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Farms in Oakland? You betcha.

City Slicker Farms is being awarded $4 million to purchase land and build a farm in West Oakland, according to Mission Local.

The urban farm has been growing and distributing fresh produce to West Oakland residents since 2001. The non-profit has grows about 20,000 pounds of food a year.

The money for the new farm will come from Proposition 84, a statewide bond initiative approved four years ago that allocates $5.4 billion for projects that improve parks, water quality and access and work to preserve natural resources.

With the money City Slickers will purchase a vacant lot at 28th and Peralta streets in West Oakland, which currently home to lumber yards and auto salvage shops.

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