Field Trip to Oakland Museum: Take Root

05/11/2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PT



Join us as we continue on our six-week Saturday cooking and nutrition-related East Bay programming! See below for the complete listing of cooking-related programs.


This week we go on a special field trip to the Oakland Museum of California to see their exhibit, Take Root: Oakland Grows Food. OFC will cover the cost of admission to the exhibit and a docent-led tour (kids under 8 years-old get in free) so register now—spaces are limited!


About the exhibit:
Unearth Oakland’s multi-layered world of food in Take Root: Oakland Grows Food, an exhibition exploring aspects of growing food in Oakland. Enjoy this hands-on exhibition with the entire family to understand what factors determine where, how, why, and what is grown throughout the city. Hear personal stories from farmers and growers within the community, see compelling illustrations and maps, and meet the diverse flavors of Oakland.

Learn what motivations Oaklanders have for growing food—including access to healthy and delicious ingredients, environmental and social justice values, or simply the joy of tending a garden. Visitors are invited to share personal stories, explore interactive activities, and gain a deeper understanding of Oakland’s agriculture.


Cooking & Nutrition Program Series

  • May 4th - Field Trip to Little Farm

  • May 11th - Field Trip to Oakland Museum: Take Root

  • May 18th, May 25th, June 1st, June 8th - Cooking Class with 18 Reasons* 

    • *NOTE: Attendance to all four Saturday sessions requested in order to successfully graduate the program. After each class, families will receive a free take-home bag of groceries, and families that attend all four sessions will be entered into a raffle for a special prize!