Fifty-seven monarchs were counted overwintering at Gill Tract Farm last year. A group of farmers pushed back to get protective measures added to UC Berkeley’s development plans, and won.
Volunteers at the UC Berkeley Gill Tract Community farm in Albany have harvested 17,000 pounds of produce in the last year alone.
The new development at UC Berkeley’s University Village has been given final legal approval, after an appeal by Occupy the Farm was rejected last week.
Hundreds took to the streets in Berkeley to demand better pay for fast-food and other low-wage workers.
Fast-food and other low-wage workers, as well as supporters, have planned a day of strikes and rallies locally for tax day.
The newly released ‘Occupy The Farm,’ directed by Todd Darling, tells the story of the occupation by activists of the Gill Tract in Albany.
Despite arrests Monday and the destruction by UC Berkeley of seedlings they had planted in rows over the weekend, Occupy the Farm activists returned to Albany.
Police arrested several people Monday in Albany after activists marched onto a plot of land with the goal to turn it into an urban farm.
Occupy the Farm protestors on the Gill Tract in 2012. Photo: Tracey Taylor Following a recent announcement by urban farming activists about plans to “occupy” an empty lot in Albany that’s slated for development, UC Berkeley officials have issued a statement urging local residents to prepare for “potential traffic obstructions” should “illegal activities proceed” this coming […]
[On Friday November 16, 2012, the University of California (UC) razed all of the publicly planted crops on the Gill Tract.] Occupy the Farm is disappointed that the UC has unneccessarily destroyed the hard work of the community and food that could have fed it. Over the course of the last month, members of the […]
Plans for a senior living complex, new retail shops and a grocery store in Cal’s University Village in Albany have cleared another hurdle despite a campaign by activists over the summer to stall the development. The Albany City Council voted Monday night to rescind what some saw as a controversial contract between the city and the property […]
The latest development in the battle over the future of a hotly contested research field in Albany took place Friday when the UC Berkeley dean who oversees the land released a new open letter about his goals for the stewardship of the space. Urban farming activists recently broke into the fenced-off Gill Tract field to […]