Photo Exhibit by Preston Gannaway: The Farms of West Oakland


Photos: Preston Gannaway

Travelers heading out of San Francisco International Airport can take a last look at West Oakland starting this month with a photo exhibition that celebrates the neighborhood’s history and abundance of urban farms.

By Scott Morris
May 9, 2018


Gannaway said she spent the most time at the WOW Farm, which is operated by the nonprofit Game Theory Academy. The organization provides job training for youth, including paid internships for high school students at WOW.

“That was just really fun hanging out with the high school students and watching them learn,” Gannaway said.

She also visited City Slicker Farm Park at 2847 Peralta St., which had its grand opening in June 2016. The park provides plots and assistance for local families to grow their own vegetables.

“One of the things that I find the most inspiring in the neighborhood and the city is people’s involvement in taking things into their own hands and really working to make things better when the system has failed them,” Gannaway said.

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The exhibit.

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