New Oakland museum exhibit spotlights local urban farmers

by Ali Tadayon

Aiden Reed points out vegetables painted on the wall at the Oakland Museum of California. The museum’s new exhibit, “Take Root: Oakland Grows Food,” explores the city’s urban farming community. [Ali Tadayon/Bay Area News Group]

A new exhibit at the Oakland Museum of California aims to grow visitors’ knowledge of how, where and why food is grown in the city. “Take Root: Oakland Grows Food” highlights Oakland urban farmers and explains the challenges they face and motivations for doing what they do.