City Slicker Farms transforms abandoned lots and backyards into urban gardens that provide fresh, organic produce to West Oakland residents. The community has worked to revitalize this historically neglected and isolated neighborhood. “Cultivating Community” is a documentary about the role of City Slicker Farms in this process.

This film was shown at the KQED Science Youth Media Festival in 2012.

By Jasmine Ehrhardt/Bay Area Video Coalition

‘Cultivating Community: Urban Farming in West Oakland’ 22 September,2013Matthew Williams


Matthew Williams

Matthew Williams is a filmmaker and media educator who has recently transplanted to Oakland from Los Angeles. He believes that you are what you eat and feels everyone should have a multitude of dietary options for self-realization. Matthew is the Educational Technologist at KQED.

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