Environment News Sketchbook for the Central Valley and Bay Area
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Occupy the Farm: Urban Agriculture in Albany
The Albany Gill Tract belongs to the University of California, and is a small part of what was once a large agricultural research plot. The university is planning to sell the remaining land for development by a supermarket chain. Sustainable agriculture activists have occupied the tract in an attempt to draw attention in the community to the connection between hunger and access to underutilized land.