In early December, Occupy Wall Street members gathered to march in New York City. Of course, OWS has been demonstrating in NYC for almost 4 months, so it wasn’t the march itself that was surprising–it was the people who organized and participated in it.
On December 4, 2011, foodies and farmers from across the country joined the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March for “a celebration of community power to regain control over the most basic element to human well-being: food.”
The Farmers March began at La Plaza Cultural Community Gardens where urban and rural farmers addressed an excited crowd about the growing problems in our industrial food system and the promise offered by solutions based in organic, sustainable and community based food and agricultural production. This was followed by a 3-mile march from the East Village to Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Watch the video below to see what happens when farmers join with their urban allies to fight for a fairer, more sustainable food system.