UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is a collaborative community project between the University of California Berkeley and the local community, focused on issues of food justice and urban farming. It is completely open to the public and run by the community volunteers, with all food produced given back to the community.

The Gill Tract Farm:

  • Produces healthy, organic food in an Urban Environment
  • Distributes nutritional food for free, taking special care to outreach into low income neighborhoods
  • Provides an educational environment for students and community members to learn about food production
  • Serves as a research site for agro-ecology as well as shared governance structures
  • Serves as a model to inspire as well as educate people interesting in starting projects in their own neighborhoods

From testing the soil to preparing for the first plantings, we build this 1.5 acre small farm with the hard work of many community volunteers and UC students.  Watching the growth of the farm, the veggies, the flowers has inspired all of us.  We have everyone from toddlers putting their hands in the soil for the first time to grandparents harvesting greens.  It all works.  And Bija’s funding and fiscal sponsorship has been invaluable for our growth.

– Hank Herrera, UCGTCF Council Member / Volunteer, Founder ILAC (Indigenous Land Access Committee)

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