INDIGENOUS PERMACULTURE is a grassroots organization focused on empowering communities through urban farming and traditional agriculture.

WHAT WE DO: We seek to empower, share, and learn alongside communities facing food insecurity. Together, we reimagine and build sustainable local food systems that build community capacity.  


With the support of volunteers, neighbors, local businesses, and other community groups, Indigenous Permaculture maintains three urban farm sites in Oakland, Treasure Island, and Berkley. These sites help supply our weekly free food table and food distributions and serve as learning spaces for community members and volunteers.


We share traditional farming practices and apply environmentally and culturally-appropriate technology, with the ultimate goal of empowering those who attend workshops and volunteer days to be self-sustainable in their communities. We provide holistic support to design and implement community food security projects, inspired by Indigenous peoples' understanding of how to live in place.


We are a non-profit organization rooted in an Indigenous cosmovision that promotes community development through traditional approaches in education, art, integral health, and agriculture. We are committed to supporting the development of the diverse communities we work with, both in the United States and Central America.

Volunteer Application Form

We take care of us! If you're interested in volunteering, please fill out the form below.

UPDATE: We hope you, your family, and your whole community are doing really well. We would like to inform you that our gardens are closed to the public at this time. We look forward to meeting you there again soon. We are still working and growing food and medicinal plants for all to share. Follow our schedule for the Solidarity Food Bag distribution on Facebook or on the web.

Esperamos que usted, su familia y toda su comunidad estén realmente bien. Nos gustaría informarle que nuestros jardines están cerrados al público en este momento. Esperamos volver a verte pronto. Seguimos trabajando y cultivando alimentos y plantas medicinales para que todos puedan compartir. Siga nuestro horario para la distribución de la Bolsa de Comida Solidaria en Facebook o en la web.