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MCC Healing & Learning Garden

Multicultural Community Center

The MCC Healing and Learning Garden is centered around the Black and Brown students on campus and part of the Multicultural Community Center’s Wellness Committee. The 15 raised planter beds located on the balcony of the Martin Luther King Jr. building cultivates medicinal herbs to reduce stress and support healing. They partner with City Slicker Farms—an organization based in West Oakland focused on food justice—to host workdays.


“Rooted in the 1999 Ethnic Studies Strike and Agreement, the Multicultural Community Center has had a dynamic history of struggle, student-visioning and vibrant programming in the decade since. Today, the MCC exists as a multipurpose community center where you will find people studying, meeting, engaging in critical dialogue and taking part in various student and community programming.” Learn more about the Multicultural Community Center here.


The garden committee’s email is < mccseedlings@gmail.com >. Andy Octaviano is the Garden Manager < aoctaviano@berkeley.edu > and the Multicultural Community Center Staff Coordinator is Andrea Antonia Preza < apreza@berkeley.edu >.