I wanted to pass this along. I am going to contact Leah and I will report back on the progress of this great idea:
Occupy Farms seeks to build relationships between urban occupations and local farms. By joining our network of farms, you join in a conversation. How can we work together to grow the change we want to see in the world?
Our current initiatives include sending occupiers out to farms for long-term apprenticeships and work exchanges, assisting with short-term barn-raising efforts on farms, building documentation platforms to help spread knowledge amongst farms, and, ultimately, developing a web platform to network farms with occupiers looking to lend their skills and labor. Experience has shown us that the best way to build this project is to listen to the needs of each individual farm and work together to craft a road-map for collaboration and change.
As an occupy farm, you can relate to our work in whatever way works for you–from consulting with us as we build our urban advocacy for farming issues to hosting occupiers and donating food to the movement. Step one is connecting. Start by completing a farm to let us know a little bit about your farm. From there, someone will contact you and we can figure out the best way to move forward together.
Solidarity and food!