Green Festival Speakers

Brahm Ahmadi



Brahm Ahmadi is social entrepreneur working to build healthier and more equitable inner city communities by creating change and innovation to critical facets of the food system. In 2003, he co-founded People’s Grocery in Oakland, CA , a nonprofit organization that has attracted national attention for its effort to transform inner city food systems through projects in food enterprise, urban agriculture, and nutrition education that include the nation’s first Mobile Market.

In 2010, Brahm founded People’s Community Market in Oakland to create a fresh food retail business model that fosters health and social interaction in low-income communities. He’s also piloting a strategy to catalyze the public to invest in mission-driven companies and local communities in the Bay area.

Brahm has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of California and an MBA from the Presidio Graduate School. He is a Food and Community Fellow at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy and a Fellow at Food First: Institute for Food and Development Policy.