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.