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Occupiers Reclaim Land for Sustainable Farming

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: eco-friendly, environment, green, greenliving, Occupypolitics )

- 2592 days ago -
With hoes, shovels, some 15,000 seedlings and a bolt cutter to break the locks that kept them out, students, community members and participants from nearby Occupy movements have laid claim to an undeveloped 10-acre parcel since Earth Day, Apr. 22, in Alb


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Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday May 14, 2012, 7:34 pm
Noted , smart idea , people need food !!!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Monday May 14, 2012, 8:43 pm
Kudos & yikes , at the same time...and a whole lot of issues here, in one "big ball of wax" or Maybe one big ball of root" that will be good 100%, replacing obnoxious weeds, that people in the communnity are allegic to an go to seed and contribute to breathing and lung issues , let alone the use of pesticides, adding pollution!!!...any time a plot of land is managed by hand and cultivated it adds 100 to a possable 1000 time the square footage around it's perimeter!!!..FOR ALL!!!.............SO KUDOS!!!

Here in the Pacific NW, Seattle/Tacoma, Washington, USA, the blackberries and the imported ivy and the rats take over, on untended property, especially commercial..the soil is so bad, only certain things will grow..massive ragweed and many others that cause breathing problems..Please keep us updated on what happens, and "MAYBE" the people that own the property, will OWN IT RESPONSABILILY, THEIR CHOICE, AS THEY OWN IT!!..

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 4:26 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 5:46 am
I agree with Shelly and with John. Thank you, Cal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 6:20 am
Noted. Thanks.

paul m (93)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 9:38 am

Rightly so,,,,

Roseann d (178)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:01 am
Reclaim under Eminent Domain, for the public good.

Aimee A (177)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 11:16 am
Thanks for posting!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 12:45 pm
Enjoyed the article. Great reasoning for reclaiming land.

Stelizan L (258)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 1:36 pm
Thanks for sharing, Cal - kudos to all involved!!

Rona S (0)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:04 pm
Hooray! Wish them well!

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 2:11 pm
Why can't land that isn't being used for the "upscale supermarket" at this moment be used to feed those who hunger. Our Mother was for all of us to have adequate food, the only reason there isn't, is due to the human hoarding and placement of systems that condemn a certain amount of people to go hungry. This is out of the harmony and balance of what was intended upon our Earth Mother.

John B (185)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 3:03 pm
Gladly went to the site exspecting to read some good news but tht lasted for only three paragraphs when seven of the occupiers were arrested. Then to read that the university was going to sell part of the land to developers had me shaking my head in disbelief. Noted and thanks Cal for posting the article.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 4:31 pm
Good article. Thank you.

Fiona Ogilvie (562)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 4:39 pm
It is all about fervent love for our Mother Earth and do the work that is necessary to express that love. Our own actions are the only actions we can control, the only actions we should control.

JL A (281)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 8:33 pm
sounds like better use of land than gathering weeds.......

Roni Jo Patterson (4)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 8:41 pm
John Gregoire: "Terrific, this is the first "Occupy" group to actuyally(SIC) do some good instead of partying." I suppose if you consider getting the hell beat out of you, pepper-sprayed and tased by police as partying, you'd have a good point there.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 9:49 pm
That's the way.

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday May 15, 2012, 9:51 pm
we need food security for the future.

Claudia O (73)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 7:01 am
This is not the "first Occupy group to actually do something good instead of partying." Here in the Northwest we have had many good actions, but the media will not cover them. Do not think that Occupy is dead or full of fun-seekers. It is alive and well, but operating contrary to most corporate wishes, so the media is not covering their good actions. Revolution is never easy.

Angela W (27)
Wednesday May 16, 2012, 10:20 pm
We need MUCH MORE SMALL SCALE everything! Kudos to these people.
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