Wanda Stewart

Wanda Stewart

Wanda Stewart

Wanda Stewart is an urban farmer and environmental education activist from Oakland, California. She oversees the Hoover Hawks Victory Garden at Hoover Elementary School in West Oakland, which has become an intergenerational hub of healing, learning, and environmental literacy for students and families alike.

Wanda'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.