Blue Heart connects local artists, grassroots organizations, and supporters of social, environmental, and food justice. Started by Stanford grads Lindley Mease and Theo Gibbs, the group chooses a different organization each month and shares visual art and stories about that organization with its subscribers.
In December, Blue Heart donates funds to Planting Justice, an urban farming organization that creates good jobs, fresh food, and vibrant community in low-income areas of Oakland. Planting Justice helps formerly incarcerated Oakland residents get back on their feet by providing them with living-wage jobs in urban farming. Since 2009, Planting Justice has built more than 400 edible permaculture gardens in the Bay Area, developed food justice curricula for five high schools, and created 25 new jobs for men transitioning from prison. People who subscribe to Blue Heart this month receive personal stories about Planting Justices’ impact, invitations to events to aid their work, and a limited edition print from artist Heshima Denham exploring their vision for transforming the food system. Cost: $25–$50/month. Sign-up deadline is December 5. Info: here
Read our story on Planting Justice: here