Thursday, April 26, 2012

Berkeley Broccoli

UC Berkeley plans to use words instead of police power to remove about 50 Occupy members who started farming a plot of university land in Albany called the Gill Tract, a spokesman said Tuesday. There's dialogue going on and discussion going on so we can bring it to a peaceful conclusion," said UC Berkeley spokesman Dan Mogulof. "Discussion may lead to a better outcome." The land near San Pablo Avenue and Buchanan Street currently is used for agricultural research, he said. A separate parcel of land just south of where the Occupy farmers set up Sunday is slated for commercial development, including a Whole Foods and a seniors housing complex. Mogulof said UC Berkeley police are administering daily admonishments to the group about trespassing, but the university has not issued a deadline for them to leave. Gopal Dayaneni, a member of Occupy the Farm to Take Back the Gill Tract, said the university cut off water to the area, so the farmers are bringing in their own and hand-watering 15,000 seedlings they planted to grow beans, chard, squash, broccoli and other items…

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We'll see how this turns out.  Meanwhile, food for thought:

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