Testimonials

sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo
sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo sustainability expo
sustainability expo

Green Festival Speakers

Salvador Mateo

5526.jpg

Salvador Mateo is a permaculture landscaper and co-founder of EAT GRUB (Enhancing Access to Gardens and Revolutionizing Urban Backyards).


As Seniors at Mandela High School in Oakland, Salvador helped build a raised annual vegetable garden and planted 10 fruit trees to provide healthy, organic produce to the community. Through a 10 week training program with Ashoka's Youth Ventures, Salvador developed a business plan under the mentorship of Planting Justice co-founders. The vision of EAT GRUB is to eliminate community food deserts in Oakland. Our mission is to establish a greener community and provide connections to the Earth and our ancestors by enhancing the accessibility of healthy foods through building raised garden beds for low-income families in Oakland.


Salvador Mateo recently graduated from Mandela High School Law and Public Service Academy in Oakland, and his senior project focused on food deserts in Oakland.