OAKLAND — A former school administrator cultivates a vision for healthy people and a healthy community with her work through an East Bay non-profit organization. Stewart has expanded the nonprofit’s work since 2019, from statewide tree-planting to growing Bay Area campus gardens. She’s also training instructors to incorporate the outdoor laboratories in their curriculum. (Images, 019).
Besides food from the gardens, Stewart and her volunteers have found a new way to feed others in the last year. They’re packing up food donations from Good Eggs organic grocery to distribute to a couple hundred families and homeless encampments each week.
As executive director of Common Vision, Stewart oversees a dozen East Bay school partnerships that teach thousands of students the basics of fruit and vegetable gardening.
Wanda Stewart is a Trusted Leader in East Bay's Food Justice Movement.