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|Hoe Down: Occupy Our Food Supply Global Day of Gardening|
|Date||Monday February 27|
|Time||12:00 PM - 5:00 PM|
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|The Santa Cruz Clocktower @ NOON|
|Event Type||Party/Street Party|
|Organizer/Author||Occupy Our Food Supply|
|occupyourfoodsupply [at] gmail.com|
HOE DOWN: Occupy Our Food Supply
GLOBAL DAY OF GARDENING
12 NOON on MONDAY FEBRUARY 27th @ the CLOCKTOWER
Bring Your Overalls And Hoe, We're Doin' Some Gardening!
+Corporate control of our food systems has increasingly harmed people, our ecosystems and our climate
+We can control our food supply by creating localized food systems that utilize fair, ecological principles
+United, our food movements can reach a scale required to challenge the corporate food regime that has prioritized profit over health and sustainability
+To create healthy local food systems globally, we must both create the alternatives we are calling for and resist the corporate and political forces creating toxic, GMO, unhealthy food
+Local organic food systems hold more hope for meeting Santa Cruz's food needs than corporate food regimes profiting from speculation and land grabs for exports
We stand in solidarity with Indigenous communities and communities around the world that are struggling against hunger, exploitation, and unfair labor practices that benefit only corporations
+We all have to eat, and we want to eat local organic food.
Occupy Our Food Supply is seeking support. We're a coalition of farmers, communities and activist who are reclaiming our food system from corporate domination by re-purposing space in communities.
United, we can challenge the corporate food regime that prioritizes profit over health and sustainability. Local, sustainable and organic food systems hold more hope for meeting our food needs.
On February 27th, Noon at the Santa Cruz Clocktower, we are taking a stand for food sovereignty. We believe small farmers and local communities must be able to sustain themselves. We also believe food produced through ecologically sustainable methods is a human right.
Right now, we are planning actions and building a network that will pressure the dominant power structures by providing a sustainable alternative.
When the last parcel of arable land in an urban community is about to be developed, it takes people power to defend it. When a small farmer is bing sued by Monsanto for crosspollination, it takes people power to defend them.
We are those people. We are seeking allies.