OAW PRESS

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Welcome to West Oakland Farms, where Elaine Brown grows an urban farm. From video journalist David Zlutnick in Oakland, California.

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A VISION FOR WEST OAKLAND

Oakland & the World Enterprises (OAW) is a nonprofit organization founded by Elaine Brown, aimed at creating for-profit businesses owned…

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WEST OAKLAND FARMS SOWS SEEDS OF RENEWAL

Three days a week, at the corner of Seventh and Campbell streets in West Oakland, a small team of farmers prunes collard greens, weighs…

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URBAN FARM TO CREATE JOBS

Down the road, Brown wants to add a juice bar, fitness center, grocery store, and tech design space, along with affordable housing on the city-owned…

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AN ACTIVIST’S VISION FOR DEVELOPING LIVES

Elaine Brown sees something else, including an urban farm and a high-rise housing development employing the formerly incarcerated…