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Tell Berkeley's Planning &Development Dept to help local food movement grow & thrive. Berkeley is seen as one of the most progressive, food-focused cities in US. If Berkeley supports urban gardeners, other towns might too, allowing more local/urban farms


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Gary C (5)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 7:59 am
noted thankyou....

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 8:11 am
Noted and signed, thanks. I am sure the food grown by backyard gardeners would be at least as safe and mostly likely a lot safer than what is grown by Big AG.

. (0)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 11:50 am
Signed/ Please have a soil test done on you ground before growing. Great idea, small business and healthier food.

Roger S (18)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 12:23 pm

April Thompson (2)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 12:31 pm

Jonathan B (14)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 12:33 pm
I find it amusing that the same group that pushes for the local growers in Berkeley to sign this great petition to allow local food production are also pushing Congress to pass the "so-called" Food Safety Bill.

The Obama Food Safety Bill is neither pro-local growing of food or pro co-operative farms, but was written by agribusiness and Monsanto to EXCLUDE the home gardener, small farmers, and family farms from being able to market food to the public, while GMO and agribusiness toxic food has SOLE ACCESS to the public food supply.

In point of fact, the rules and regulations and massive fees that the agribusiness are able to pay, will keep out of existance any local production of home gardens, will eliminate all Farmer's Market, and make local growth of food impossible, but will allow foreign foods grown in human waste and toxins to flow unimpeded into our food supply.

Toni C (508)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 12:57 pm
Noted and signed... ignorance prevails, so let's put a stop to it!

URSULA shannon (3)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 1:01 pm

Krasimira B (175)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 1:03 pm
Signed, thank you Greg.

Helena K (57)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 1:38 pm
signed thank you.

Alice B (241)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 1:43 pm
NOTED & SIGNED & posted to my FB.

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 1:50 pm
Signed. Thank you for posting.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 1:54 pm
noted and signed thanks

Saturday December 18, 2010, 2:03 pm
signed and noted...thanks

Claudia O (73)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 3:18 pm
Fresh whole foods! YES!

Eternal G (736)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 3:40 pm
Beautiful initiative, noted and signed!

Robert B (60)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 4:43 pm
Local government has no right to tell people how or when to grow their own food, as long as it's safe. They need to stay out of private lives.

Bonnie B (103)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 5:37 pm
Noted and signed! I agree with Olivia!

Past Member (0)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 6:15 pm
Jonathan B. The Democrats put in amendments to protect the small farmer. That bill is now for industrial farms. ;)

Christine Stewart (134)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 8:38 pm

Charlene Rush (2)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 10:21 pm
Since, lawyers have been allowed to run amok, this, possibly, has become a liability issue. If I am wrong, which has been known to happen, then the city is in league with Big Business. Someone tell me, please, this is not the issue.

In Pittsburgh, we have local farm produce everywhere, as it should be. Looking forward to spring, local farmers and gardeners should be rewarded.

emilia boccagna (15)
Saturday December 18, 2010, 11:58 pm

gerlinde p (161)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 12:08 am
signed ty

Marco Baracca (41)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 2:31 am
Sugned & shared

R T (14)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 4:55 am
Signed & Noted.

Make a difference, plant a tree.

Jere W (9)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 5:39 am
Noted & signed

. (0)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 5:51 am
Petition signed.

Edward M (8)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 6:23 am
Why do you need "permission", not only to operate allotments and mini-farms, but to sell the surplus produce. This is the way it all started, in the form of barter.
Whatever you do, don't let bureaucracy stifle it.

Esther Z (94)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 6:30 am
Noted and signed.

Alice C (1797)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 7:31 am
Singed !

Alice C (1797)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 7:31 am
I mean signed ! : )

pam M (98)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 8:04 am
Noted and signed. Too many of those in charge give lip service to living green. I would love to purchase vegetables from an operation like this. I would know what I was eating and it would generate the local economy. Many palms are being greased why else would we need a petition? I rather eat from this trough than the corporate farm troughs who churn out poisonous fair caring less about their consumer and more about the size of their bank accounts.

Justin R (0)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 9:46 am

Hope that the government is not worried that they will loose out on taxes????

Give people a tiny break; it's not only about selling vegetables but also to get to know your neighbours which in the long-run will help to keep communities safer because people will start looking out for each other = less money on police, lawyers, judges and jail - more $$$ for much needed social programs.


. (0)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 12:56 pm
I did it! : Thank you for signing the petition "Tell Berkeley: Let Backyard Gardeners Sell Their Fruits and Veggies"

Ludger W (65)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 1:45 pm

Carl C (0)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 3:50 pm
This is not only good, to add greenerery to cement, asphalt, & steel, addingt beauty & nature, it's also great for attack-survival. Should they ever want to invade us, the Red Chinese strategy is to destroy our food transportation systems, and let we & our food rot, then move in. (Red China has billions of local farms). Thus, having very locally grown food will thwart that plan. Plus, nice to be able to grow - and sell - your own-grown food. Gardening is good for us all, & a great socilogical experience. A+++

minkie amoroso (10)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 4:37 pm
Thanks for the information and it's signed

Greg G (10)
Sunday December 19, 2010, 11:25 pm
Thanks to everyone for signing the petition & noting. The City of Berkeley might just get the message that this is an important part of sustainable living. If we are trying to create a peaceful world and a society that lives in harmony with nature, then family farms and locally grown food are vital to this Utopian vision. It will also benefit the local economy, which will be more stabilized, by allowing backyard farmers to sell their produce and more small scale food production.

Marianna molnar woods (9)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 2:09 am

Jennifer M (78)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 12:31 pm
Gladly signed and noted. Thanks!
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