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Help Collect Sig's to Save Albany's Gill Tract Urban Farm!

Date:
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Time:
10:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Dorothy
Email:
Phone:
(510) 684-0862
Location Details:
Whole Health Apothecary at 1227 Solano (at Talbot), in Albany, CA

[[ Today Wednesday (or Thursday morning): Please Help Collect Signatures to Save Albany's Gill Tract for Urban Farming! ]]

--- Please Volunteer a Couple of Hours anytime Today (Wednesday), or on Thursday morning! ----

Two Albany groups, Keep Albany Local and the Albany Farm Alliance, are working to guarantee the preservation of agricultural land at the Albany Gill Tract and halt the development of a super sized Whole Foods store and senior medical care facility with no affordable senior housing. They are working to put a referendum on the ballot in Albany and put the vote of a development agreement between the City of Albany and UC Berkeley to the people. The present agreement approved by the Albany City Council has no guarantee in it of setting aside land at the Gill Tract for agricultural use. One strategy for guaranteeing the preservation of a portion of this agricultural land for supporting local food production through urban farming is putting a halt to this agreement and allowing the process determining the Gill Tract land use to be transparent and democratic.

We are asking Albany voters to sign this petition for a referendum and for people (regardless of where you live) to come and help collect signatures over the next 1 1/2 days. We need to collect several hundred more signatures.

TO HELP COLLECT SIGNATURES (and/or sign the petition), please go to: Whole Health Apothecary at 1227 Solano (at Talbot) anytime between 9:00 am and 7:00 pm on Wednesday, 8/15 (or between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm on Thursday, 8/16). Our deadline to turn in the petitions is Thursday afternoon, so if possible, please help out today, Wednesday! Thank you!


For more information:

http://www.albanyfarmalliance.com
http://www.keepalbanylocal.com

Dorothy: (510) 684-0862

info [at] albanyfarmalliance.com
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