Get involved with OTF this Thurs, Farmstand rebuilt at AfrikaTown, and more!

Dearest Farmrades,

The ripples keep spreading from our REAL farmers market action April 25th and 26th at the Gill Tract!  Relive the weekend in Peter Menchini’s fabulous new video of the days of action, pinned to the top of our facebook.  Please share the video far and wide and in the comments, tag your friends who were present that weekend!

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Action Refection & Next Steps Potluck
Thursday, 5/7, 6-9pm in Omni Commons
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Join other farmrades for a community reflection on our April 25th/26th days of action, to share thoughts on what we can do better next round, and give props to those who made this one successful! We especially invite the input of folks NEW to the Gill Tract struggle, as fresh eyes offer important insights.

If you are able, bring a snack or dish to share.
6-7pm is food and socializing. 7-9pm facilitated discussion.

*** UPDATE:  Farm stand successfully rebuilt at AfrikaTown Garden ***

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“Uwezo wote wa watu! We are appreciative of the farm stand from Occupy the Farm being stationed in Afrika Town. We will make productive use of it. This is a positive step towards building solidarity in multiple communities around the idea of working together to liberate the land.”
– Abdul-Rahman Shakur, Qilombo & Afrika Town garden

“The transfer of the farm stand structure from the Gill Tract defense weekend to AfrikaTown shows much more than the practical sharing of resources between two grassroots land defense efforts. It symbolizes building solidarity and bridging networks between communities that actively attempt to create justice-based food systems–the kind that prioritizes the needs of real people over profit-obsessed machines of commerce.”
– Susan Parks, local urban farmer and food justice organizer

Read more from last week’s blog post, now with updated information and pictures: Seeds of Solidarity between Gill Tract Defense and AfrikaTown Garden

*** SAVE THE DATE *** 

– Sprouts Action coming up! Find out more at the Thursday Potluck 😉

May 21stPARTY and Direct Action Training. More information TBD.

May 23rd: REAL Food for All! March Against Monsanto.

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