Monday, April 2, 2012

Welcome neighbor, SF Commune!

At the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair, Free Farmer Erik handed me this flyer:

This was not an April Fools’ Day prank as I later checked several news sources ( & includes photos) to confirm that SF Commune moved into the vacant building on Turk/Gough--next door to The Free Farm! Other highlights from Anarchist Book Fair: Jenny of Finney Farm ( gave me packets of seeds (Cherokee Trail of Tears Beans, French Climbing Bean, Homestead Bean) that I plan to plant at The Free Farm. Finney Farm, 100+ wooded acres in Skagit County, WA, was founded by EarthFirst! members 20 years ago. It has a Food Not Lawns project, where they grow and distribute rare, open pollinated and heirloom seeds to schools, non-profit groups and low-income individuals.
Food Not Bombs ( co-founder Keith McHenry says their movement started when the Diggers occupied St. George's Hill in Surrey, England on April 1, 1649, in a protest ("peaceful resistance") for the right of landless people to feed themselves. On this anniversary, Food Not Bombs announced its global campaign, "Food is a Right, not a Privilege Day of Compassion." Food Not Bombs volunteers also served up veg soup and bread at this Fair.The Diggers Celebrate People's History was among many cool posters.

1 comment:

  1. Welcome neighbor indeed!!! I'd been eying that building for a looooong time. Well done sisters and brothers!