Mission-driven Oakland Restaurant Shares its Story using Adobe Slate #madewithslate
Flora and WOW Farm: A perfect partnership
WOW Farm began in 1999, when Philip Krohn converted a derelict West Oakland lot into a community garden. Its founding vision was to conserve urban green space by creating an organic farm. In 2012, Krohn partnered with Game Theory Academy to create an educational youth jobs program supplying fresh produce to local businesses. WOW Farm’s youth program teaches Oakland teens the principals of urban organic farming while offering meaningful, paid employment and hands-on experience running a small business.
WOW Farm supplies produce to Flora Restaurant, and Flora chefs and staff volunteer and teach at the farm.
“It’s a perfect match for Flora Restaurant,” says Dona. “WOW Farm not only provides us with outstanding produce, but it also gives us an opportunity to support a cause we feel strongly about — helping Oakland’s youth by teaching real-world skills.”
Telling Flora’s story with Adobe Slate
Flora Restaurant is very active on social media and wanted to share the story of its involvement with WOW Farm. According to Dona, “Slate provided us a way to communicate our story with customers and the community, easily and beautifully.” When she discovered Adobe Slate, she knew it would be the ideal app for the job.