Seed Exchange at the NY Stock Exchange and Seed Ball Bike Ride!
New York, NY
February 27, 2012 12:00PM to 04:30PM
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#F27: Occupy the Food Supply: GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
On Monday, February 27th, 2012, OWS Food Justice, OWS Sustainability, Oakland Food Justice & the worldwide Occupy Movement invite you to join the Global Day of Action to Occupy the Food Supply. We challenge the corporate food regime that has prioritized profit over health and sustainability. We seek to create healthy local food systems. We stand in Solidarity with Indigenous communities, and communities around the world, that are struggling with hunger, exploitation, and unfair labor practices.
On this day, in New York City, community gardeners, activists, labor unions, farmers, food workers, and citizens of the NYC metro area, will gather at Zuccotti Park at noon, for a Seed Exchange, to raise awareness about the corporate control of our food system and celebrate the local food communities in the metro area.
At 2pm, this event will take to the streets, to educate the public about the effects of GMOs on our health and environment, with GMO labels and GMO buying guides. Also at 2pm, the Seed Ball Bike Ride will depart, launching seed balls to remediate soil & green NYC en route to the La Plaza Community Garden, where Lower East Side Community Garden Tours will commence at 3pm.
Join us throughout the day in this community celebration, and help us realize our shared healthy food future together!!
CREATE: Local, Just, Fair Solutions
RESIST: Corporate Control of our Food Supply
The NYC Events ...
Noon - Symbolic presence at Stock Exchange
Noon - Seed Exchange at the "Stock Exchange" (location: Zuccotti Park)
2pm - GMO labeling (leave from Zuccotti Park)
2pm - Seed Ball Bike Ride (leave from Zuccotti Park)
3pm - LES Community Gardens Tours - (meetup location La Plaza Community Garden)
NYCGA Event: http://www.nycga.net/events/event/f27-global-day-of-action-to-occupy-our-food-supply/
National Event - Facebook page Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/311358372241948/
Seed Ball Bike Ride - Facebook page Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/182636558511497/
OWS Food Justice
Occupy Oakland Food Justice
Global Occupy Movement
Occupy Bike Coalition
New York, NY
At NOON, there will be a Seed Exchange at the Stock Exchange (being held at Zuccotti Park so safety). At 2PM, We depart Zuccotti on a SEED BALL BIKE RIDE en route to the LES. Seed balls are a GUERILLA GARDENING tactic. Seed balls are a combination of seeds, red clay and compost. They are designed to be thrown into green space, and after the rain, crops grow!! Seed balls remediate soil & green NYC!! At 3PM, The bike ride will end at La Plaza Community garden, where we will embark on a LES Garden Tour. The tour includes but is not limited to the following Gardens…. -Green Oasis (E.8th b/wAve C & D), -Campos Garden (12th St b/w Aves B & C), -DeColores Garden (8th St b/w Aves B & C) -Children's Magical Garden (suffolk and Stanton) -La Guardia garden (LA Guardia Place b/w Houston & Bleecker) Afterwards we will head to LaGuardia Corner Garden & the Children's Magic Garden, to highlight their campaigns to keep their gardens, which are under threat of NYU development. The tour will end at LaGuardia Corner Garden with a GRAND CEREMONY!!