Previous Articles


Ordered in Reverse Chronology

  1. 2015: Ongoing struggle for the Gill Tract Farm
  2. 2014: The current UC Gill Tract Community Farm partnership and student struggles against the administration
  3. 2013: The beginning relationship between the UC and Community
  4. 2012: Occupy the Farm actions on the Gill Tract from 2012
  5. Pre-2012: Gill Tract Struggle before the 2012 Occupation

1) 2015: Ongoing Struggle for the Gill Tract Farm

April 15, 2015

“Sprouts Farmers Market in San Rafael draws protesters at opening”
Megan Hansen, Marin Independent Journal


April 14, 2015
“Albany: Gill Tract opponents make case at appeal hearing”
Damin Esper, Contra Costa Times


March 23, 2015
Dispute Over Gill Tract Farm in Albany Leads to Arrest During Protest At Sprouts In Petaluma”

Autumn Johnson, Berkeley Patch


February 26, 20015

“Trees come down at Gill Tract Site”

Damian Esper, Mercury News

2) 2014: The Current UC Gill Tract Community Farm partnership and student struggles against the administration


October 31, 2014

“Harvest Day 2014; Harvesting Food For Thought”

Katie Huang, Spoon University


October 22, 2014

“Home of the Free Speech Movement Suppresses Freedom of Speech”

Dan Bacher, Daily Kos


October 1, 2014

“Students occupy campus building during 50th Anniversary of Free Speech Movement”

Sophie Ho, Daily Californian


August 17, 2014

“Hungry for Change; UC Berkeley students turn to community in struggle to feed families and themselves”

Katy Abbott, The Daily Californian


March 13, 2014

“Hope blossoms among researchers for future of urban farming”

Tahmina Achekzai, Daily Californian

3) Articles about the beginning relationship between the UC and Community


December 18, 2013

“An Urban Farm Collaborative Grows in Albany”

Jean Tepperman, East Bay Express


August 14, 2013
“UC Berkeley professor and community members begin research at Gill Tract”

Elise Lagana-Aliotti, Daily Californian


September 23, 2012

“Campus dean outlines plans to develop Gill Tract”
Shannon Carroll, Daily Californian

UC Berkeley leadership has transferred administrative authority to develop UC-owned research land in Albany to the campus College of Natural Resources, the college’s dean announced at an Albany City Council meeting Sept. 18.”

4) Articles about the Occupy the Farm actions on the Gill Tract from 2012


May 16, 2012
Unclean Hands at the Gill Tract?”

Darwin BondGraham, East Bay Express

May 8, 2012
“Occupy the Farm: Democracy for Land Grant Universities?”

Eric Holt Gimenez, Huffington Post


May 1, 2012

“Gill Tract occupation’s mission mirrors state public policy goals”

Profs Miguel Altieri and Claudia Carr, Op-Ed, Daily Californian

5) Articles about the Gill Tract Struggle from before the 2012 Occupation


August 6, 2009
“Gill Tract Development Plans Move Forward at UCB, Albany”

Richard Brenneman, Berkeley Daily Planet–By-Richard-Brenneman


April 10, 2004

“Cal in a battle over a tract”

Carl Burgess, SF Gate


October 28, 2003
“Scientist Mourns Gill Tract’s Demise”

Matthew Artz, Berkeley Daily Planet


July 25, 2003
“UC Plan Would Convert Cornfields to Ball Fields”

Megan Greenwell, Berkeley Daily Planet