START A PETITION 27,000,000 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x
582,851 people care about Real Food

Guerrilla Gardening Project Blooms At Occupy Wall Street

Guerrilla Gardening Project Blooms At Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street works to awaken American minds to the corruption that has brought our country to the brink of economic ruin. But another goal of the OWS movement is to prove that by working together, we the people can be the solution to society’s most dire crises.

With the population cruising past 7 billion just days ago, there are more mouths to feed on this planet than ever before. Experts say that if the agriculture and food production systems stay the way they are, millions will go hungry, and our soil and water will continue to bear the consequences.

But Occupy Wall Street volunteers envision something different: a world where the planting and growing of one’s own food is celebrated, and space is utilized efficiently to maximize growing power.

Check out the video below to learn more about the guerrilla gardening project at Occupy Wall Street:

One Pack Productions and Seismologik Media plan to launch a crowdfunding campaign that will make it possible for guerrilla gardeners to travel to other Occupations, community groups and schools teaching sustainaable food growing techniques to the people. Stay tuned for details on how you can support that project!

Related Reading:

Occupy Wall Street Builds Bike-Powered Generators [Video]

Iraq Veterans Announce Support For Occupy Wall Street

Why The Food Movement Should Occupy Wall Street

Image Credits: Seismologik Media / OWS Sustainability Working Group

Read more: , , , , , , ,

quick poll

vote now!

Loading poll...

have you shared this story yet?

some of the best people we know are doing it

72 comments

+ add your own
2:53PM PDT on Mar 17, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

3:45PM PDT on May 17, 2012

not only would it be good for people, but trees are great for shade, fresh air and beauty in this world. We should also design our homes for the climate they are in. Homes in Arizona and New England should not be the same style and material. Homes on the plains should be dome shaped to survive tornadoes, and in the hurricane areas they should be built to withstand rain,water etc. I would build with cement block and cement floors, minimal furniture and metal roofs that are screwed down to greater withstand winds. Too often we just don't think. And it costs us money and makes us more vulnerable.

1:20PM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

Food will grow in anything that holds dirt.
It does not need to grow on flat land.
Every person that can be fed in the cities with food grown there is one less hungry person.

4:27PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

There is a great book called "The Fifth Sacred Thing", where a town has entire gardens filled with communal fruit trees and vegetable patches, and the food is there for anyone and everyone to take. I certainly hope this kind of thing will catch on and become the norm in the future! It will certainly be much healthier to grow your own food!

1:38PM PDT on Apr 28, 2012

I would like to work on a large garden and market in north Indiana. 40 to 90 acres. Great location and place for putting permaculture into practice and teaching. The on-line aspect could enable near real time virtual remote gardening. A shared commercial kitchen will increase value added opportunity. Perhaps some new laws on capital formation will make finding investment possible.

8:19PM PST on Dec 30, 2011

Very resourceful.

1:27AM PST on Nov 22, 2011

Writing great content, conversing with your readers and sharing across social networks will help grow your blog as well.

5:18PM PST on Nov 15, 2011

Supply our own food, and not depend on big business and the gov for basic needs? YES PLEASE!

11:00AM PST on Nov 13, 2011

cool, thanks

9:42AM PST on Nov 11, 2011

"
Imagine, a series of aquaponics stations, housed indoors, in the middle of any city. With yields running 4 times higher than in ground growing, no problems with salmonella, e-coli or the many other hazards. "

Not True !

http://aem.asm.org/content/68/7/3639.full.pdf

Also, Indoor farming needs Bright light sources. I these are to be powered sustainably, it is likely a large component of their power will be solar. This would necessitate the shadowing of a greater amount of land than would be saved by the indoor set up. It would be better to simply farm the land where the solar collectors would have been.

add your comment



Disclaimer: The views expressed above are solely those of the author and may not reflect those of
Care2, Inc., its employees or advertisers.

Care2 - Be Extraordinary - Start a Care2 Petition
ads keep care2 free
CONTACT THE EDITORS

Recent Comments from Causes

A list of animal tested free products would be helpful. These bunnies will adapt, all it takes is…

meet our writers

Beth Buczynski Beth is a freelance writer and editor living in the Rocky Mountain West. So far, Beth has lived in... more
ads keep care2 free

more from causes

Animal Welfare

Causes Canada

Causes UK

Children

Civil Rights

Education

Endangered Wildlife

Environment & Wildlife

Global Development

Global Warming

Health Policy

Human Rights

LGBT rights

Politics

Real Food

Trailblazers For Good

Women's Rights




Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.