Rammay is a small garden in West Oakland with 14 fruit trees, 10 raised beds, a vertical garden, and a small solar powered garden shed. It was rematriated in 2018 in collaboration with Northern California Land Trust.
Here our crew grows Native plants like Mugwort and Soap Root, medicinal plants including sage, chamomile, mints, mullein and various produce. Projects at this site include 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.
Learn more about the story of the land and how it came back to its ancestral caretakers in The Return of Rammay.