Threatened Gardens Campaign
Welcome to our Threatened Gardens Campaign, an ongoing project to address food and land security in Philadelphia.
COMMUNITY CONTROL of LAND is the foundation of our collective struggle towards liberation. Whether the issue is food, education, or housing, community control of resources, REQUIRE community control of the land... Our gardens are not just extracurricular spaces--!! They are community-driven acts of resistance and resilience by communities of color in their historically underinvested communities..
We are calling to attention changes that need to happen to create real and transparent pathways towards community control of land. WHO controls land and HOW it’s being used dictates what our communities look like. In the urban agriculture community, we’ve seen too many community gardens and farms lost to Sheriff sales & development in the waves of gentrification across the city. Below are the most recent updates of how we are taking action.
Planning the action
Several months of collective learning have led us to the final weeks of preparation. On October 15th, we had our last planning meeting before the big day. Community members, gardeners and growers, and political leaders, brought their creative sensibilities to the table, identifying specific demands for the change we wish to see.
marks our first action, demanding community control for our gardens, farms, and green spaces throughout Philadelphia. We invite residents, gardeners, and farmers to self-represent, in the fight against land loss.
is an evening event, full of the joy needed to mobilize change. Join us Tuesday night, as we put the action into art! We will be phone banking and art making in preparation for Thursday’s action!