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.
The newly released ‘Occupy The Farm,’ directed by Todd Darling, tells the story of the occupation by activists of the Gill Tract in Albany.
Earlier this week, a Superior Court judge in Oakland rejected a lawsuit related to a proposed mixed-use development project in Albany.
For the third time in less than a week, Cal staff plowed up crops planted in Albany by a group of activists working to turn a lot slated for development into a farm.
A Superior Court judge in Oakland has tentatively denied a lawsuit to block a mixed-use project including a grocery store in Albany, but his final decision remains pending.
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.