Dance to the beat of Sauce Piquante, the Starlings, and the Funky Nixons. A family friendly event to help keep the Gill Tract permanently as farmland and establish a world class agroecological center to serve the people of the Bay Area and beyond. Backroom community-building activities include allied organizations' interactive information tables, a film clip from Occupy the Farm documentary, and an art table for kids creating valentines and visions for the Gill Tract.
The Gill Tract is 20 acres of agricultural land presently owned by UC Berkeley at the corner of Marin and San Pablo in Albany, CA. It has been kept from commercial development by various local citizens' groups for over 15 years. Beginning last Earth Day, 'Occupy the Farm' occupied and farmed the land for several weeks and sparked renewed interest and commitment to developing and maintaining the space as a valuable urban agricultural resource. Donation: $10 - $25 info [at] albanyfarmalliance.com