It’s amazing to think that Planting Justice, a wonderful social justice organization that started in 2009, is about to hit five years old!  On Friday April 11th, they are hosting A Snap Pea Soiree to celebrate 5 years of making a difference in communities across the Bay Area–and I know that  I am going to try to be there. The Soiree is meant to help to fund Planting Justice’s programs of bringing food justice education to the Bay Area, offering free garden installations for low-income residents, and paying a living wage to install community gardens. The evening will be held at  Impact Hub Oakland, and is a fun way to bring together community and sharing food, space and ideas.

Tapas, beer, wine, local kombucha are included in the ticket–as are yummy things to eat.
There will be dancing–honored guests include Haji Basim, Earth Amplified, and Hip Hop for Change!


Where: Impact HUB Oakland (2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA)

When: April 11th from 6-10om

Cost: $40-80 sliding scale (children under 12 free!)
Nobody turned away due to lack of funds!

Pre-order to guarantee your ticket at

Music by: Haji Basim, Earth Amplified, and Hip Hop for Change!

Food/Drinks: locally sourced tapas, kombucha, wine and beer


About The Author

Susan Mernit is editor & publisher of Oakland Local ( a news & community hub for Oakland, CA. A former VP at AOL & Netscape, & former! Yahoo Senior Director, Mernit was consulting program manager for The Knight News Challenge, 2008-09; was a 2012 Stanford Carlos McClatchy Fellow; and is a board adviser to The Center for Health Reporting at USC, Annenberg School of Journalism. She has consulted with many non-profit organizations on strategy, product development and social media/engagement, including, TechSoup Global, Public Radio International and the Institute for Policy Studies/Economic Hardship Reporting Project, led by Barbara Ehrenreich.

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