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Diana Mendoza

Diana Mendoza

“The community garden is a great opportunity to be active physically as well as in my community, but most importantly I am able to provide my family with fresh vegetables free from chemicals. That is something special and truly unique.”

Growing a Garden and Sense of Community

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Rojer Moody

Rojer Moody

“Nutrition incentive programs are good as gold.”

Someday Farms, led by Rojer Moody, looks to help its community regain a healthier lifestyle.

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Kelly Carlisle

Kelly Carlisle

“I was meant to grow food, and growing food was going to transform my community.”

Kelly Carlisle served her country in the US Navy, then decided to serve her neighborhood in East Oakland.

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Sam Ross

Sam Ross

“I thought, I can do better!”

The founder of Green Chimneys saw a need for a special place where children could heal and learn. And then he built it.

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Nelson Cecarelli

Nelson Cecarelli

“It is incredibly rewarding to deal with people who appreciate the produce we sell.”

A small family farmer took a chance on bringing fresh, local, nutritious produce to an urban neighborhood that has no access to grocery stores.

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Emily Weitzman

Emily Weitzman

“To have hope is a powerful thing, but to be able to say ‘I Can,’ every single day, is even more powerful.”

Emily traveled to Kenya to teach, but instead became the student.

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