Farming is Medicine
The DMC is a WOC-led nonprofit organization committed to healing the wounds of colonialism through food, medicine, story, restoration and learning. Farming is Medicine is our food systems work that illustrates what a food system based in care looks like, feels like, works like.
We believe that farmers should be paid well for their services to heal the land and feed the people. And feed the land and heal the people.
At our two agroecological farms--the Te Kwe A'naa Warep site in Ramaytush territory (San Gregorio) and the Rooftop Medicine Farm in Chochenyo territory (Oakland), we grow and give away organic food to our communities in need.
In our first growing season, we grew and gave away over 33,000 lbs of fresh, culturally-specific produce which were distributed by our partners--Poor Magazine, Essential Food and Medicine, American Indian Cultural District, Latino Task Force, Booker T Washington Community Center, Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation, Moms4Housing, UCSF Children's Hospital Oakland's Claremont Clinic and Wahpepah's Kitchen! We will be expanding our acreage and optimizing our systems in 2023 to provide more food and greater diversity of foods to our communities we serve.
Every donation helps us keep our farms operational. Your support will help us keep the food growing and help us run volunteer days so you can come participate in this beautiful mutual aid work.
We believe our food systems should work for the people, the earth and the web of life that supports all of us. Through changing the way the food system works, we can advance health, food, social and climate justice for all. The Farming is Medicine work is part advocacy, part policy and all love for the people. In 2025, we will be sharing our toolkit openly to show what a food system based in care can look like in order to shift local, regional and national food policy.
Hunger is a policy choice. We chose to advance policies that care for all people.