Oakland Grown.org Blog

Supporting Oakland's Local Independent Businesses and Artists

Just Around the Corner ,

Check out this great youtube link about why you should shop at your local book store instead of ordering it on-line.


Sent to me by:

Luan Stauss
Laurel Book Store
4100 MacArthur Blvd.
Oakland, CA 94619
M-F 10-7 Sat 10-6 Sun Closed


Shift Across America ,

This past Tuesday (5/26/09) a few of us from Oakland Grown met up with Joe Graft of 10% Shift to talk about the work we are doing to support independent Oakland based businesses. This is Joe’s attempt at modern storytelling about the folks out there that he is taking the time to videotape while asking 5 very telling questions over the next three weeks. He’s calling this a snapshot of our movement of informing any and everyone who will listen what shifting as little as 10% of your spending to local, independent and as sustainable as possible goods and services can directly affect your community. Check out his blog by using the link above or better yet join the Shift Across America Facebook page here.