10/23/11 Occupy Portland General Assembly passed the following:
We, Occupy Portland support and advocate for community gardens.
We view sustainable localized food systems as important and believe that all people deserve access to healthy and culturally appropriate food. We wish to work with our community on developing a more secure food system.
We ask Portland to add more space for community gardens.
We hope to grow with our own hands some of the food to sustain our occupation. Come spring we would love to see more community gardens. Come spring we would love to be able to use our county library card to reserve a plot for the season and work with tools from a local tool library. Come spring we want to have a healthier Portland in part because of Occupy Portland's green thumbs.
We occupy the land. Challenge us to make it better.