Trena Noval

Trena Noval

Trena Noval

Trena Noval is an educator, artist, and activist whose work centers on community and social engagement. As the co-founder of Fieldworks Collaborative, Trena has created a platform for creative inquiry and collaborative practices that respond to contemporary cultural and environmental conditions.

Trena's stories

Hoover Hawks Victory Garden: A School and Community Jewel

The Hoover Hawks Victory Garden thrives on the Hoover Elementary School campus in West Oakland, a neighborhood rich in history, culture and people. Urban farmer Wanda Stewart is the tireless champion and architect behind the garden project, which has become an intergenerational hub of healing, learning, and wonder for the local community. In this Q&A, Wanda shares her journey to change the lives of students, families, and neighbors by teaching them to nurture a vibrant, fruitful ecosystem.