Former Black Panther Elaine Brown is helping ex-cons in Oakland through Urban Farming. West Oakland Farms gives formerly incarnated people ownership of the farm and future business.
Brown is the CEO of Oakland & the World Enterprises, a non profit that creates businesses to be owned and operated by formerly incarcerated individuals. Oakland & the World has established West Oakland Farms which grows tomatoes, peppers, kale, squash, corn, and other produce. Brown hopes to open a juice bar, fitness center, grocery store, and tech design space.