Big Daddy’s Complete Rejuvenating Community Garden sits astride the Emeryville line just north of 580 on Peralta Street at Macarthur. It’s a nice spot to look at the harmony between Oakland’s land and its history. There are the hills; here are the works of the city; beneath all is the same old soil, ready to bloom for us under the care and energy of visionaries.
Reclaiming dead land is the same work as reclaiming dead metal—making waste into wealth. There are many lessons and a lot of pleasure to be had at this urban garden. Click both photos for larger versions.