[permaculture] UC Berkeley to pave over student organic garden

Lawrence London lfljvenaura at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 08:01:57 EST 2017


From: Jonathan Latham <jrlatham at bioscienceresource.org>
Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017 at 10:06 PM
Subject: [SANET-MG] UC Berkeley to pave over student organic garden


Hello all,

I'd like to share with you news about the Oxford Tract, published in our
ESPM department newsletter today.

https://espmaction.wordpress.com/2017/02/21/action-bulletin-issue-2/

In the newsletter (PDF attached), Joshua Arnold provides an excellent
history of the Oxford Tract, illuminating the contested nature of land for
science in the public interest -- and why this site is so critical for
hands-on agroecology research today.

"The University is planning to replace the Oxford Tract and Student Organic
Garden with student housing. The tract hosts over 1000 students, faculty
and community members for research and gardening. This helps fulfill our
mission as a Land Grant university. See History below for more info.

The proposed housing will not meet the expected shortage, is proposed at
market price, and will not be an accessible community space. There are
alternatives options.

If you wish to express your concerns about this proposal, contact:

Vice Chancellor & Provost Carol Christ
(510) 664-7834 cchrist at berkeley.edu

CNR Dean Keith Gilless
(510) 642-7171 gilless at berkeley.edu

Jonathan Latham, PhD
Executive Director
The Bioscience Resource Project
Ithaca, NY 14850 USA

www.independentsciencenews.org
and
www.bioscienceresource.org

jrlatham at bioscienceresource.org
Skype: jonathanlatham2
Tel: 1-607-319-0279 <(607)%20319-0279>

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society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society
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