Mills Community Farm to Plant a Fruit Orchard—Get Your Shovels Ready and Your Groove On!

Oakland, CA– October 20, 2017

On Sunday, November 5, from 11:00 am-4:00 pm, the Mills Community Farm will plant 55 fruit trees in a free community event open to all. Hip Hop for Change and Growing Together will partner with the Mills community for an afternoon of music by CHLORA, Beefcake, and others; food; kids’ crafts and activities; tree-planting workshops; and community togetherness. For more information or if you are interested in performing at this event, please visit the Mills Community Farm Facebook page, or email farm manager Alisha Strater at Please help us get these fruit trees in the ground!

Event Details:

Date: Sunday, November 5, 11:00 am-4:00 pm
Location: Mills Community Farm
5000 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94613
(directly to your right when you enter campus)


11:00 am-12:30 pm: Moving mulch and compost, Performer TBD (Hip Hop for Change) 

12:30 pm -1:00pm: First tree planting demonstration and conversation about the orchard under-story

1:00 pm-2:00 pm: Performer TBD, food served (Hip Hop for Change) 

 2:00 pm-3:00 pm: Performer TBD, planting of terrace 1

3:00 pm -4:00 pm: Mulch/compost moving, planting of terrace 2