West in the Chochenyo Ohlone language, Rammay is a beautiful community garden in West Oakland.
Here our crew grows 12 different varieties of fruit trees and bushes, Native plants like Mugwort and Soap Root, and various produce. Projects at this site include a Tobacco and Medicine Drying shed, Plant Identification Workshops, and community harvests. Foods grown here have also contributed to our weekly food distribution.
We are happy to share this space with the American Indian Child Resource Center that serves Urban Native youth living, working, or studying in Oakland. Youth have taken part in the ancestral practices of planting, harvesting, processing, and seed saving of traditional crops such as corn, beans, chiles, and squash.
This plot of land was received through a low-cost long-term lease.