200 farmers occupy a last plot of pristine land in California’s urban East Bay (near UC Berkeley), plant 15,000 seedlings to feed the community and disrupt plans to convert the public land into a private real estate development.
The developers already snuck in and cut 60 trees (see 2nd video) eventhough there is a lawsuit to stop the development. The struggle is still going on to preserve this land for the community.
More Information on the Gill Tract Land and what is happening now
Petition: We urge UC Berkeley administration, the UC Regents, and President Napolitano to halt the current development plan for the Gill Tract Farm and enter into a collaborative design process with students and community for the entire Gill Tract Farm. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/a-food-initiative-on
Chronology of Gill Tract Farm