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People's Park Defense Week
Date Saturday March 24
Time 6:00 AM - 6:00 AM
Location Details
People's Park, Berkeley
Aside Telegraph Ave, between Dwight & Haste
Event Type Other
Organizer/Author
People's Park Defense Week: Gardening, Teach-Ins, Food, Music, What-Ever You Can

Defend the plants and the urban wildlife environment.

As a follow up to the damage done in winter, the UC intends to move in on People's Park during the Spring recess. People are needed to defend the park during 3/24 til 4/1 (the UC are the April Fools).

There must be public input into Park improvements and maintenance. The UCs answer is to peel the Park away, layer by layer until a lot is left - a lot for development.

South-East Berkeley is the least served in terms of park space. Aside from Willard, there is only People's Park.

People's Park needs to be molded into a space which meets the challenges of climate change: urban gardening, as well as exploring how to maintain an aesthetic space with less water usage.

The social needs of the poor must be met with a community coalition which supports progressive mental health, as well as programs which remind the poor of their potential, showing people possibilities other than jail.

Issues of hygiene, water and lighting need to be addressed. How can there be a 24 hr restroom in the Telegraph area? The problem needs to be solved. The second water fountain should be rebuilt. Any lighting plan should have an EIR to reduce light pollution which causes stress to people and wildlife.
Added to the calendar on Sunday Mar 18th, 2012 9:49 AM