Join Fall 2013 Albany Farm Alliance Activities
1) Build The Gill Tract Farm Coalition
Help us continue building the coalition of active Bay Area food justice groups in support of utilizing the Gill Tract as a regional resource to increase access to fresh, healthy food for all.
2) Stewardship of the Gill Tract Agricultural Land
Join us in researching methods for ensuring that the Tract remains agricultural and educational in perpetuity—explore land trusts, sympathetic purchases, agricultural easements & other ways to make the vision a reality. Help us preserve this precious and rare fertile space.
3) Field Day at the Gill Tract, with a Community Forum & Other Activities (Family Friendly) Participate in the field day and join the work toward a productive urban farm and agroecological education and research center. To help out on the day of the forum, contact us at the address below.
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1) COMMUNITY FORUMS:
Join the coordination team to plan and facilitate community forums to inform inspire and continue work toward vibrant and productive urban farming in Albany, California.
2) BUILD THE GILL TRACT FARM COALITION:
Help us build a coalition of active San Francisco Bay Area food justice groups in support of our mission to establish an agroecological education center and urban farm on the Gill Tract as a regional resource to increase access to fresh healthy food for all. First gathering on April 2.
3) UC~GILL TRACT AGRICULTURAL LAND IN ALBANY, CA.
Donate time and help us research methods for ensuring that this pristine agricultural land remains agricultural in perpetuity alongside an agroecological center (like the one at UC Santa Cruz). We are exploring land trusts, sympathetic purchases, agricultural easements & other ways to make the vision possible.
3/16/13 “Food Security~Make It Local” Community Forum
This was very successful! Thank you to the Albany community and beyond for the great turn out and fruitful discussions. We will have a recap and pictures here soon!
(This participatory forum will continue community dialog and people-powered research around the future of urban agriculture and education on the Gill Tract Farm. It provides an opportunity for the next step in a collaboration betueen the Albany Farm Alliance, the City of Albany, UC and the broader community around the use of this precious regional resource in our town.
Community education and engagement are strategies we are employing as we work to ensure the establishment of an agroecological education center and demonstration urban farm on the Gill Tract in perpetuity. Areas of exploration at the forum will include farming, education, research, access and management, & race, class and privilege. Participants will be able to identify other areas for exploration, as well.
2/17/13: “Valentine for The Gill Tract Farm” Dance Party
This was fabulous! Thanks so much to everyone! We love ya.
BENEFIT DANCE PARTY! “A Valentine for the Gill Tract/Love the Land and Feed the People” at The Ashkenaz in Berkeley on San Pablo Ave. at Gilman. Sunday, February 17, 2013 6:30-10:30. There will be a Native American Blessing at the beginning and the bands Sauce Piquante, The Starlings and The Funky Nixons will play dance music during the evening.
Help distribute fliers and attend a fun-filled musical event with interactive visioning valentine table for kids and adults, activists booths and more to raise funds so that AFA can begin to fulfill its mission. Contact Jackie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
More information at www.albanyfarmalliance.com *Facebook:Albany Farm Alliance . Questions? Write to email@example.com