This is one of two Oakland murals done in 2013 by the Green Team of the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation, in partnership with the MLK Community Mural Project.
An article in the Oakland Planning and Development Corporation’s newsleter said residents decided the tone of the murals. They wanted
a tranquil feel that reflected their vision for a greener Oakland. The newsletter quotes one of the young artists as saying
I think the mural represents how the Oakland community has become more natural. The tree within the mural represents life and growth in Oakland.
In that same article we read that lead artist Olga Brinda used photos of her mother’s garden to create the final design.