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UC Police officers gathered at the entrance of Gill Tract in Albany, May 13, 2013. (CBS)

‘Occupy The Farm’ Activists Vow Return After Lastest Eviction From Albany Land Tract

“Occupy The Farm” plans on returning to the tract of land in Albany owned by the University of California at Berkeley Monday night to discuss the group’s next move after it was removed and thousands of plants that were planted by the group were plowed Monday morning, a group organizer said.

05/13/2013

Police monitor activity outside Gill Tract in Albany after putting up barricades, May 9, 2012. (CBS)

Albany City Council Approves Controversial Gill Tract Development

The controversial University Village Mixed Use Project would include a senior housing complex, mixed retail center and Whole Foods Market.

07/10/2012

A woman is arrested at the scene of a police raid on Gill Tract in Albany, May 14, 2012. (CBS)

Police Break Up Occupy The Farm Encampment; 9 Arrested

University of California police arrested nine people Monday morning who have been trying to make sure that a piece of the school’s land in Albany is used for sustainable agriculture, a university spokesman said.

05/14/2012

Occupy activists outside the gates of Gill Tract in Albany, May 11, 2012. (CBS)

‘Occupy The Farm’ Protesters Pack Up, Meet UC Deadline

Activist farmers in Albany have packed up their encampment on UC Berkeley’s Gill Tract to meet the university’s Saturday 10 a.m. deadline. The 10-acre parcel of land, owned by UC, has been occupied by protesters since Earth Day nearly three weeks ago.

05/12/2012

Police monitor activity outside Gill Tract in Albany after putting up barricades, May 9, 2012. (CBS)

UC Issues Saturday Deadline For ‘Occupy The Farm’ Protesters

The University of California is willing to cease pursuing criminal prosecution against protesters who have been occupying Gill Tract in Albany, if they leave by 10 a.m. on Saturday.

05/11/2012

Occupy activists outside the gates of Gill Tract in Albany, May 11, 2012. (CBS)

Police Seal Off UC Farmland Occupied By Protesters

Police have sealed off a patch of University of California, Berkeley land that has been occupied by protesters for nearly three weeks.

05/10/2012

A cement barricade is placed at an entrance to Gill Tract in Albany, May 9, 2012. (CBS)

UC Files Suit Against ‘Occupy The Farm’ Protesters In Albany

Police have arrived at a plot of University of California-owned land in Albany that has been “occupied” by protesters for the past two and a half weeks.

05/09/2012

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

UC Berkeley Weighs Legal Action To Evict Occupy Farmers

University of California, Berkeley officials said they’re prepared to take legal action if Occupy activists refuse to leave school-owned land where they have pitched tents and planted crops.

05/08/2012

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

Occupy Protesters Give Conditions For Leaving UC Berkeley Farmland

Occupy activists who set up an encampment and planted crops on land owned by the University of California, Berkeley said they will only leave if officials meet certain demands.

05/07/2012

Occupy The Farm, Gill Tract, Berkeley, Albany

Occupy Protesters Take Over Tract Of Farmland On Berkeley-Albany Border

About 40 activists who are part of a group calling itself “Occupy the Farm” are planting 15,000 seedlings on a 10-acre plot of land in Albany that is owned by the University of California at Berkeley, a spokesman for the group said Monday.

04/23/2012