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Op-Ed: Activists disappointed by Cal moves at Gill Tract

People in Occupy the Farm work on the Gil Tract in Albany. Photo: Occupy the Farm

Activists who have been advocating for an urban farm at the Gill Tract in Albany say they are disappointed by a recent decision by UC Berkeley to raze crops they planted this fall. The Gill Tract is closed to the public but activists have been trying since earlier this year to convince the university to open the locked research field to the community. Activists have continued to force entry into the Gill Tract throughout 2012, and recently planted winter greens and a fava bean cover crop.

Friday, the university continued to prepare the field for its own cover crop, chopping up the activists’ crops in the process.

In an Opinionator piece published on Berkeleyside today, Occupy the Farm explains why the fight isn’t over.

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