The Green Collar Community

Legal Eats Workshop! Saturday, 10/20, 11am-2:30pm, at Youth UpRising


GC3 is working with the Sustainable Economies Law Center and Youth UpRising to put on a free legal workshop for community-based food businesses on Saturday, 10/20!

Register for the workshop!

If you’re interested in creating more sustainable, healthy, and affordable food businesses in your community, come to the Legal Eats Workshop on Saturday, October 20, from 11am to 2:30pm, at Youth UpRising (8711 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland 94605).

This free workshop will empower you to navigate the laws around starting and maintaining a community-based food business.

Attorneys and law students will give short presentations on nearly 20 legal issues, ranging from employment law to getting a food truck registered. We’ll also help you connect with organizations in the Bay Area, who can provide you with resources and information on:

– financing
– cooperative/commercial kitchen space
– incubation support for new food projects
– health and safety regulations

Want to join? Please RSVP here, or call Devon Ahearn at (510) 548-4040, ext. 366.

Need legal assistance? We’re also offering free, one-time legal consultations for community-based food entrepreneurs on November 8 and 13! You’ll need to apply for a consultation, so fill out this application form. We will prioritize applications received by Saturday, October 13th.

Questions? Call Devon Ahearn at (510) 548-4040, ext. 366, or email at

We hope to see you there!

ALSO! Mark your calendars for ANOTHER free legal workshop! Focused on starting cooperatives, the Think Outside the Boss workshop will take place on Saturday, November 17, 11am-2:30pm, at Tassafaronga Center (975 85th Ave., Oakland)!