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|Final Chance to Help Collect Signatures to Save Albany's Gill Tract for Urban Farming!|
|Date||Thursday August 16|
|Time||9:00 AM - 2:00 PM|
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|Whole Health Apothecary at 1227 Solano (at Talbot), in Albany, CA|
|info [at] albanyfarmalliance.com|
--- Please Volunteer a Couple of Hours on Thursday morning (and/or mid-day)! It's now the final day! ----
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 1/2 day. We really need to collect at least a hundred more signatures (and more would of course be better!).
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 1:30 pm on Thursday, 8/16. Our deadline to turn in the petitions is later on Thursday afternoon, so please help out, if you possibly can! Thank you!
For more information:
Dorothy: (510) 684-0862
info [at] albanyfarmalliance.com