Healthy Hearts Youth Garden

The Healthy Hearts Youth Market Garden, the nation’s first clinic based vegetable garden, is part of the Dover St Edible Park and is located on Dover St. between 57th and 58th St. in Oakland. We have work days every Wednesday and Sunday. Work days are open to anyone interested in learning about gardening and growing your own food!

Garden Hours:

  • Wednesday 1:30-5:30pm
  • Sunday 10-1pm (join us in the garden for potluck brunch on the first Sunday of the month)
Since 2009 Phat Beets Produce and the Dover St Neighborhood Group have been transforming the 1/4 acre perimeter of Dover Park from weeds to a free food forest garden that produce over 3000 lbs of fresh produce (including 30+ fruit trees) each year to share with the community through free clinic based farm stands.  

In addition the Dover St. Edible Park/Healthy Hearts Garden hosts a youth food justice program with
teenage patients from the Healthy Hearts Clinic that are at risk of diet related illnesses such as HeartDisease and Type II Diabetes.  Since 2009 we have trained over 60 youth leaders in the tactics of building  just food system by leading a healthy lifestyle given all the barriers they face.  In 2014 we will launch a youth pickle business to create self-sustaining jobs for graduate of our youth program, as the say goes “nothing better stops a bullet than the a job”
We need your help to raise $4000 to sustain this project for next year.  Each dollar you give will be matched by the East Bay Community Foundation Naches Fun Gabyn Fund join us by making a donation here or becoming a member of Phat Beets Produce.  Please forward this message!
Become a member to support the Dover St Edible Park/Healthy Hearts Garden n’ Fresh Fellows Youth Program.
For more info about becoming a member click  here.
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Or buy some pickles in the new year to support youth jobs for Fresh Fellows Program…
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Spring 2013 Fresh Fellows Youth Gardening Program

Youth from the Healthy Hearts Clinic come to the garden weekly to learn about gardening, nutrition, and food justice.  The youth take home produce and help run our weekly free produce stand.  Started in June 2010, the Healthy Hearts Youth Market Garden is a shared space with community members of the Dover neighborhood and park and the patients of the Healthy Hearts Clinic at Children’s Hospital Oakland.  We are excited to be in our THIRD year of programming at Dover Park! This program is run by Phat Beets and the Healthy Hearts Clinic.


Be a Healthy Hearts Youth Market Garden Ally!

Check out the opportunity here

Chris Vernon, Cox Conserves Hero, wins $1250 for Phat Beets Produce Dover Garden.

Congratulations and thanks to Chris Vernon, one of five Cox Conserves Hero Award Recipients for 2011.  Chris donated his $1250 award to the Phat Beets Dover Garden!

Join our Healthy Hearts Youth Market Garden Support Committee.  Fill out an application here.  Get plugged in with the Beets!


Help us to plant an URBAN ORCHARD!

Give the gift of a fruit tree or berry bramble to North Oakland Healthy Hearts Youth Market Garden. Click here to learn how.