Original Organic Gardener (OOG) is a non profit that started in Oakland 2011.
We work in local communities to share and integrate diverse perspectives and knowledge for a sustainable world.
We view sustainability in three major categories Garden, Energy, and Economics discovered through Education, Research, and Technology.
The key to our success is planting seeds with youth for #MakinChangeGrow in our lives - Preparing them to take care of our planet and sustain an ecological balance for generations to come.
RJ, a young chef who hoped to find a way to nourish his Oakland roots in support of food justice, started a non-profit to grow community through food sustainability. OOG is a collective of Artists, Visionaries, Musicians, Gardeners, Cooks, Leaders, Students, Athletes, and everyone else who is interested in the life-cycle of their food.
OOG sees a global community unified through the creation and development of healthy and sustainable food systems. Anyone in the world should be able to create and develop their own food sources. In order to accomplish this task, OOG will provide youth on-going hands on opportunities to become involved with the production, distribution, and recycling of their own food. We will collaborate and communicate on how to strategically plant, grow, and harvest our seeds to create a more balanced future.
OOG's mission is to support developing agricultural projects in urban communities to increase locally produced food while being efficient with energy and transportation in order to promote self-sufficiency. OOG helps to empower people, youth in particular, to have a greater awareness of the process that goes into producing the commodities we choose to consume in our everyday lives.
OOG believes that providing the tools to educate a community about what sustainability is and how to be sustainable, provides a springboard for research that will create the technology for a better future.
OOG’s goal is to create a space online for communication between grassroots organizations and individuals that share the goal of creating a sustainable planet.
OOG wants to help create new habits and repurpose our disposable culture into a recycle and reuse humankind that thinks about the effects before acting .
OOG will advocate for change and improvement of industry standards for businesses and individuals to be more sustainable while operating within a continuously growing free market system.
Bishop O'Dowd intern fair Fall 2019
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