PROJECTS: The Farms of West Oakland: Train station #1

Jakari Hill, 17, (left) and Malik Hopkins, 14, prep dirt for flower beds at WOW Farm in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Malik said he enjoys the physicality of farming the most. “It’s kinda like the gym but different.” The flower farm sits in front of the historic 16th Street Station. The station was built in 1912 and operated until the early 1990s. The station was integral to the Second Great Migration, when African-Americans left the South in search of jobs. Many resettled in Oakland. (Photo by Preston Gannaway © 2016)
Train station #1

Jakari Hill, 17, (left) and Malik Hopkins, 14, prep dirt for flower beds at WOW Farm in Oakland, Calif., on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Malik said he enjoys the physicality of farming the most. “It’s kinda like the gym but different.” The flower farm sits in front of the historic 16th Street Station. The station was built in 1912 and operated until the early 1990s. The station was integral to the Second Great Migration, when African-Americans left the South in search of jobs. Many resettled in Oakland.

(Photo by Preston Gannaway © 2016)