“On December 4, 2011, farmers and activists from across the country joined the Occupy Wall Street Farmers March for ‘a celebration of community power to regain control over the most basic element to human well-being: food.'”
The Farmers’ March began at La Plaza Cultural Community Gardens where urban and rural farmers addressed an excited crowd about the growing problems in our industrial food system and the promise offered by solutions based in organic, sustainable and community based food and agricultural production. This was followed by a 3-mile march from the East Village to Zuccotti Park, the birthplace of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
This is what happens when farmers join with their urban allies – Together we are Unstoppable! Please join the movement and spread the word!
Produced by Food Democracy Now!
Directed by Anthony Lappé, INVISIBLE HAND
In association with No Umbrella Films
- Occupy Your Food Supply: Radical Farmer’s March Aims to Bridge Urban-Rural Divide, Focus in on “Food Justice” (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- Wall Street Protestors: Rural Farmers Unite to Feed them – GREAT! (faktensucher.wordpress.com)
- Family Farmers Are the 99 Percent: How Occupy Wall Street Is Bridging the Rural/Urban Divide (alternet.org)