Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) will host its community outreach tour from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, at its urban farm at Alameda Point. The tour will include visits to some of APC’s housing and service buildings, as well as the plant nursery and urban farm garden.
Participants will meet some of APC’s children and youth at the education center or the teen center. The tour will also visit APC’s commercial kitchen, where teens will be cooking a healthy meal using produce from the APC garden.
Patrons seated themselves under a canopy between rows of crops at Alameda Point Collaborative’s (APC) farm to celebrate the fifth annual "Urban Farm Table" fundraising luncheon on Sunday, May 17. A guitar and stringed bass duo provided musical ambience from within a nearby thicket of blossoming passion fruit vines. Bees went about their business from teeming beehives clinging to the branches of a fruit tree in the farm orchard. It was an earthy affair.
The City of Alameda and Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) have partnered to provide free bus passes for up to 167 senior or disabled residents of Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) a low-income, supportive housing community at Alameda Point.
The Food Shift Kitchen (TFSK), based at Alameda Point Collaborative (APC), is a non-profit social enterprise that is reducing squandered produce, creating nutritious meals for the community and providing job training and employment to APC residents.
About a year ago, TFSK’s Founder and Director, Dana Frasz, connected with APC to discuss how they could make use of their under-utilized commercial kitchen and provide value to their community. Together they settled on a win-win solution.
If Food Shift founder and director Dana Frasz and Alameda Point Collaborative (APC) Executive Director Doug Biggs get their wish, the families who live at APC will have one more resource to help them overcome some of the challenges they face.
These challenges include the isolation at Alameda Point and the inconvenience of having no supermarket nearby. Frasz and Biggs hope to help provide APC residents a kitchen that will help provide a solution to this problem.