Lafayette Square Park

Lafayette Park (Oakland, CA) was designed by Walter Hood in 1998 as a space for everyone, from people facing homelessness to business folk to families. Hood began this project in 1994 via research and interviews with people who were using the square. It used to be called ‘Old Man’s Park’ due to the men who… Continue reading Lafayette Square Park

Sole Food Street Farms

Sole Food Street Farms is an urban farming project in Vancouver, British Columbia that provides low-income residents with “jobs, agricultural training, and inclusion.” Many of these community members are recovering from drug abuse and deal with mental health issues. With funding from grants, Sole Food Street Farms temporarily grows food on vacant land. Crops are… Continue reading Sole Food Street Farms