Booka Alon

Garden Coordinator

BA, Kenyon College

Booka Alon was born in the Midwest and studied political science in the Netherlands during college, before embarking on her career in food justice. After moving to the Bay Area in 2006 Booka helped co-produce the memorable Slow Food Nation event in 2008 and then the inaugural Eat Real Fest in Oakland in 2009. Once her foodie passion turned to farming, she began enriching her urban agriculture lens, and helped launch the Hayes Valley Farm Project after taking a permaculture course in 2010. Booka lives in Potrero Hill and spends a lot of time in her garden, writing, traveling, and adventuring outdoors. She has a deep respect for cooking and loves to experiment in food crafting. She is most attracted to the Live Oak ethos of community and sees the urban garden as the ideal gateway to sharing and celebrating diversity.