Occupy Farms Meeting Minutes 3/30/12

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Leah just went to 1780 farm, 9 mile farm, & eco’s farm in wassaic

Working with Devin from techops on developing website



1) Blogs

Anna: journalist, writes about farm stuff, food justice, etc

Wants to write for the blog

Just Label It article

What do we want to see written about and covered?

Politics of Farms***

Patrick wants to collaborate re: Farm Bill

Urban-rural solidarity


Patrick: friend who does video projects w/Fireside Distribution

Going to go up to document

Probably start with Wassaic

Video & Text

Check out Milk Not Jails



2) Newsletter

Collab with Food Justice?

And radical food, maybe?

Start a newsletter document – Leah


Patrick will start a Google doc combining our media contacts


3) Transportation

Patrick: we need to figure out





Leah: will email Eco re: Bill & van. Want to set up an ioby.


Patrick wants to bring in Wendy Brower re: setting up a route


Leah will email out map


Let’s draft a schedule for Transportation


Let’s talk to urban farm and community gardens


4)    Additional Farm


Another farm near Accord about 17 acres, will give rest to occupy

2 hoursish away

may be willing to put $$ in

down to build a structure


5)    Farm Tour

Next week, let’s visit some farms:

Shelter Island – investigate re: train

Farm in Accord

Common Hands – contact

Otherwise, overnight trip Wed-Thurs? Call farms.


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