Community Event

Gill Tract Farm: Family Field Day and Community Forum

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This is the first UC College of Natural Resources-UC Cooperative Extension/community collaborative event. It will celebrate the ongoing participatory urban agriculture research project of a group of 40 UC students and community members who were invited on to the land by College of Natural Resources professor Miguel Altieri. The project is to determine how much food they can grow until November, using agroecological methods.

There will also be, food, fresh vegetables, music, activities and educational workshops for all ages. Dig in the soil, learn how it was formed, what it meant to those who stewarded it before us, and what it could mean for our future.

This event will feature a storytelling circle about the history and future of the Gill Tract. There will also be an opportunity to participate in facilitated discussions to share ideas for future projects.

Schedule:

10am-Noon
Open Field! Play on the farm, harvest, and check out a workshop, from kimchee making to anti-oppression to troubleshooting plant diseases

Noon-1pm
Lunch and Bake-Off Meal prepared with farm fresh produce. Try for the ribbon with your favorite dessert!

1-2pm
Storytelling circle Where we’ve been, visions for what’s ahead

2-4pm
Community Forum “Open Space” facilitated discussion to share ideas for next season’s projects at the Gill Tract Farm

Directions to the Gill Tract Farm: the entrance is located at Jackson Street and Ohlone Avenue (on the west side of the Gill Tract land, south of Buchanan Street ) in Albany, CA.

Start:
Sunday, October 13, 2013 10:00 am
End:
Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue:
Gill Tract Farm
Address:
Jackson Street and Ohlone Avenue, Albany, CA, 94706
Cost:
Free
Wheelchair Accessibility:
This event is wheelchair accessible.
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