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Urban Gardens Under Attack...in Berkeley?! Defend our Local Food Sources!
Date Monday June 22
Time 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Details
BFUU, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita) in Berkeley
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/AuthorIsis
CONSCIENTIOUS PROJECTOR FILM SERIES of the Social Justice Committee of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists:


URBAN GARDENS UNDER ATTACK?
DEFEND OUR LOCAL FOOD SOURCES!


Berkeley Code Enforcement is selectively fining activists for supposed "violations" in their gardens with fines that amount to extortion and eviction. They target neighbors actively engaged in helping communities gain some self-sufficiency by organizing permaculture skill shares, work parties, and growing diverse, edible, organic gardens that inspire and feed hungry people, wildlife, bees and other beneficials. In this time of global climate change, ecological collapse, and economic distress, tax dollars are wasted on harassment of urban gardeners by city officials who single out activists for otherwise ignored code, as well as on county and state insect trapping programs that frequently target such gardens with pesticides and quarantines. Homegrown food and ecology is not a crime!


Film: FRIDAYS AT THE FARM

Speakers:
Asa Dodsworth (Acton House Victory Garden)
Maxina Ventura (East Bay Pesticide Alert)
Nik Bertulis (Regenerative Design instructor, Merritt College)

Music: by Carol Denney and Max
Food: by Food Not Bombs

Community Participation Invited
Support Urban Gardens by Growing one Yourself: Sign up for a Community Work Day in Your Yard


Monday, June 22, 2009 7-10pm
BFUU, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita) in Berkeley
(SCENT FREE, PLEASE)


Event sponsored by East Bay Pesticide Alert / Don't Spray California

Contact us if your garden is targeted with harassment or pesticides: (510) 895-2312 or beneficialbug [at] netzero.net

http://www.DontSprayCalifornia.org



Flyer for the event:
http://dontspraycalifornia.org/62209defendurbangardens.pdf
Added to the calendar on Monday Jun 8th, 2009 1:15 AM
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