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A Few Words from a David Grefrath, who is currently in jail for farming
Samara Steele / David Grefrath
On Saturday, May 11th, over a hundred people gathered at the Gill Tract in Albany with the intention of using publicly-owned university land to grow vegetables for a 2nd year in a row. The following Monday, police raided the the farm, forcing everyone to stand on the sidewalk and watch as the cops used a tractor to shred the freshly planted vegetables. Four people were arrested on Monday, including David Grefarth, who works as baker at the Nabolom Bakery in Berkeley. David attempted to put his body between the plow and the plants, but was tackled by police and arrested. As of this posting, David is still being held at Santa Rita Correctional Facilitiy Two weeks ago, David wrote this beautiful essay reflecting on his experience of Occupy the Farm. This is the first time it has been publicly shared. ~Samara

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