Annual Review Newsletter
Oct 25th Action for Community Control of Land
land justice • food sovereignty • agroecology
Threatened Garden Series
An on-going project to address displacement politics and the right to grow, thrive, and feed ourselves in Black and Brown communities of Philadelphia.
We used our collective power to identify major players in the Philadelphia land and food systems, as part of the Threatened Gardens Series.
Community Control of Land
On October 25th, we took to the streets with our demands
SIGN THE PETITION
COMMUNITY CONTROL of LAND is the foundation of our collective struggle towards liberation. As a coalition of Black and Brown-led farmers, growers and community members, these demands impact us readily and deeply. 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 mostly by communities of color in 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 its 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. We are calling for three specific changes from City Council & the Land Bank in order to move communities closer towards COMMUNITY control of land in Philadelphia. We would like you to support us in the following community demands by signing the petition:
End the 10-year tax abatement
Call for a moratorium on sheriff sales of active gardens
Provide gardens REAL security and pathways to community ownership
Thanks to Our Funders
Merck Family Fund
The Nature Conservancy
Just Community Energy Transition Project (JCET)
BEAI Grassroots International
Bread & Roses Community Fund
2019, Here We Come!
We are starting the year in a new chapter, with our
Agroecology Manual, designed collectively by community members,
leaders and activists in Philadelphia.
A Black and Brown led movement of growers
IN PHILADELPHIA, BUILDING A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT THROUGH RELATIONSHIP BUILDING, HONORING CULTURE, COMMUNITY EDUCATION, ORGANIZING, ACTIVISM AND ADVOCACY: A PEOPLE’S AGROECOLOGY.