Sunday, September 30, 2012

City of Toronto Workers Destroy Free Community Food Garden Amid Growing Food Crisis

Occupy Gardens plants in Queens Park destroyed without harvesting food

Workers destroying Occupy Gardens at Queens Park
Activist Post

Amid a growing food crisis, this morning workers from the City of Toronto were ordered by City of Toronto Parks Director Richard Ubbens that all live plants and food be removed from the People's Peas Garden in Queens Park. They were ordered to take the plants and food to the dump and lay sod overtop of this most beautiful free community food garden, without warning, without a chance to remove the rare heirloom plant species or harvest the food.

The garden was planted by Occupy Gardens and allies on May 1st, in defense of local and global food security. While the garden has been growing undisturbed for nearly 5 months, with the help of hundreds in the community, the city deliberately decided to have it removed upon the eve of the Autumn Jam: A Harvest Party and celebration of sharing, community and free local food, which is happening tomorrow from 12-6pm at the garden in Queens Park (northwest section).

The reason? The people did not have permission to grow free food on public land. I come from a city and country where one does not need permission to do the right thing. We are experiencing a "glocal" food crisis, where more and more people are lining up at food banks for kraft dinner and peanut butter, waiting lists for community gardens are growing, food prices rising, and our leaders are nowhere to be seen. Rather they are hiding behind their desk ordering the workers to destroy whatever hope we have left.


We need help sharing this story far and wide.

We will be having our Autumn Jam harvest party/vigil tomorrow as scheduled from 12noon-6pm in the northwest section of Queens Park.

As a side note - last Monday Sept 17th gardeners travelled to Ottawa on a Peas Keeping mission for national, global food security, where we planted a free heart-shaped food garden on Parliament Hill, at which point the RCMP stomped on the plants and threatened arresting people, we removed the plants and relayed the sod.

Thanks so much for your time and help,

In Peas, Lovage & SOILidarity!

Jacob Kearey-Moreland
Toronto Media Co-Op
647 379 2324

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52 comments:

Anonymous said...

utterly disgusting behavior of the government.
growing plants on land in no way devalues the worth of the property. I see no reason for destroying the work of all of these people. except to teach them a lesson of subjugation of some sort. ugg.

Anonymous said...

Call the mayor and have him sack the parks director!

Anonymous said...

Sack the Queen - Transylvannian witch
Canada....become truly independent

-flek

Anonymous said...

Hey my friendly lefties, this is why property rights are vitally important! If you are tired of this, YOU run for local government, and run these corrupto-crats out of local office!

Anonymous said...

Only an abject fool would destroy Mother Nature's bounty. Way to spit in the face of your mother. Ungrateful wretches.

Forex Tips and Strategies said...

Did you actualy think they would do something else? I mean really. Our government is just as evil as everyone elses. And they want us ALL sick and dying. Protesting does nothing. Trying to do the "right" thing does nothing. Singing songs and being nice does nothing. You are wasting your time. All of you.

John said...

You know their mentality. "Let them eat cake."

Anonymous said...

Must be these people are Al-Qaida terrorists. Bush said they hate freedom.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's to keep the vegetables out of the...hands...of Toronto school children?
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Anonymous said...

I agree-- SACK THE QUEEN and all of those who work with her. I'm sure she is the one who called all beneath her, "The useless feeders" which she defined when asked, "the 90% who are not neo-aristocrats." Yes, the 90% worldwide who are eating "their" natural resources. If you haven't seen it, you may want to watch, Dr. Rima - The Globalist Agenda.

Anonymous said...

Boy. That is so nasty. And I agree with the posting above - subjugation is the aim. It's hard to find words for this outrage. Stand up people. In any way you can.
It's disgusting that the authorities ordered the destruction of the garden. Real Saul Alinsky common purpose shit. Destroy communities. Ruin trust. Then take over. What a load of sad bastards. When I hear such stories I always wonder how the perpetrators justify their actions. They must be very sad little frightened farties. Don't they understand that the ruination of their community will come back on them? Do they really believe their globalists masters will treat them any differently when the time comes? Jeez! Hard to credit the lame stupidity of some isn't it?

linn said...

this is an act of tyranny---total control--who in their right mind would destroy natural plants and food w/out the peoples say---LOOK!!!--THEY WORK FOR THE PEOPLE AND ''NOT'' FOR THEMSELVES..lets get the servants BACK to being servants.......i ashamed at this..evil is afoot but not for long--some say its too late--they will not be our servants but want us as they're slaves...how many have betrayed us ????

Anonymous said...

get rid of zoning and planning that destroys community living. Or pay them what they want to leave you to it.

linn said...

this is our gov't??---NO!!--this is a dictatorship at an evil game here---they are testing us just to see how far they can shit on us>>>put the servants back to being servants...i am disgusted as well and ashamed at this behavior--plants are needed as well as food---they are not ''ELECTED ELETES''--doing matters that their word is gawd!!>>>some have betrayed us and think a better world is there for them NOT!!>>>the real powerful ones are coming to balance all things out>>>..they have been watching for a time now...but IN THE MEANTIME---get these elected people out who are acting like idiots for mankind and nature.

Anonymous said...

Public Property means the State owns it and dictates what happens there. End of story. Maybe some of those infantile protestors will wake up to the reality of the State but I doubt it.

Anonymous said...

I sugjest the same community of people return daily and place bags of feces where the garden was destroyed. Maybe write the politicians names on the bags because they are all sacks of shit.

Anonymous said...

The Queen has nothing to do with it,someone please protect me from uneducated stupid people....look to the Government of your own Country & Monsanto.& Health & Safety..& all
the Organisations which tell you what you can or cannot put in your Mouth....has anyone considered that growing in such an area is wide open to some individual spraying everything with Poison or such like? Little wonder the World is in such a mess right now !!And this is only Anon because I can't be bothered with Google etc..

Anonymous said...


"Find out just what the people will submit to and you have found
out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon
them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words
or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the
endurance of those whom they oppress."

Frederick Douglass (1817? - 1895)

Anonymous said...

WOW, has anyone contacted City TV, Rob Ford, etc.? This is ridiculous! Not only does the Parks Director Richard Ubbens order the crop to be ripped out,but just to spite those that worked so hard and anticipated the harvest he had it destroyed the day before "Autumn Jam!!!" WHAT A SCUM-BAG!!! EVEN THOUGH IT'S "PUBLIC" LAND, "YOU MUST GET PERMISSION FROM ZA GESTAPO!" "HEIL UBBENS!"

linn said...
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Anonymous said...

when a govt decides to destroy food that does not belong to them it is time to remove them and we all know it will have to be with force.. otehrwise they will continue to destroy our property and our right to grow our own food.... harper and his ilk deserve nothing but a life tim ein prison with those they put there.. let them feel it up the arse like they did to so many of us...

linn said...

bottom line---PRAY FOR OUR LEADERS......

Anonymous said...

People have the freedom to grow anything in their gardens. Any legislation against that is a subversion of human rights in the freedom of choice. Governments need to realise that they work for the people, and NOT the other way around!

Anonymous said...

From Wombat: "Forex Tips and Strategies" is right. Unfortunately. Things are so far gone...and getting goner with each passing day...that I truly believe the only way change will occur is for the whole slate of the planet to be wiped clean once and for all. It may take tens of millions of years to regenerate, and what comes out of it may eventually be just as bad as it all is now. I don't say this out of hope for something better in the far-off future. I only say it out of hopelessness for the present and what looks like a very bleak short-term future. Mankind was given this planet as a trust, and we completely blew it. I just hope the plants and animals can manage to survive is all. We don't deserve to be missed, not one bit.

Anonymous said...

It's all about government control. They want to control and distribute the food supply and everything else. Independent thinkers and doers are not acceptable. Sustainable Development means accepting conformity and complete government authority. This is the new reality created and enforced by the global power elite. Watch the MSM closely. They tend to prop up candidates the elites tell them to. I generally try to vote for the other guy.

Anonymous said...

I AM born naked without name and without number Think Think Think WE have the authority to demand THEY obey not "they" make us obey Make "them" prove they have authority over us THEY DO NOT CANADA is a registered corporation question everything WE are the freedom know who you are google detax canada dot org to start

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the council workers didn't really want to rip up the plants but their jobs depended on being ordered to do so or else.

This is about the government being under the thumb of the Monsanto mafia and ensuring a captive market for GM foods.

Anonymous said...

I am truly saddened by what has happened to my brothers and sisters in Canada. All I can say is please keep going, pray for these extremely primitive people employed by your local government - the very people whom their masters call "useful idiots"

Anonymous said...

As if praying is going to help. What about resisting? What about NOT submitting to their authority? This is an act of war on the people, plain and simple. Are you going to lie down, our do something about it?

Anonymous said...

Well, my Canadian friends... what are you going to DO about it? Ranting and raving will accomplish nothing. Actions speak louder than words...

Anonymous said...

Just give it up. The "terrorists" have won.

Anonymous said...

I actually know Jacob, and helped work in the community garden at his own home in Orillia.

If there is anything I learned about him is that this will not stop him, if anything it will motivate him to push back harder.

We can help his cause by making this viral and exposing our crony gov't for what they really are, now, and whenever they try to put him down in the future.

We are all in this fight together and he is on the front lines we can't let this setback destroy his movement that has been gaining momentum over the last 5 years.

In Peas, Lovage & SOILidarity!

linn said...

Well Anonymous---what action should we take? --as we should have years ago when Trudeau was setting us up and Harris would never listen to no one and just did what he wanted to...oh how stupid we were???? and naive and trusting....well it all is not our fault---many are willing to rally and change the program--but not stupidly---they have weapons to use on us that are modern and could hurt us--but with courage and rightfull language and help from.. the right powers>>>>we can save our country.and people..if we don't act--we are in danger of losing our freedoms...

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Anonymous said...

It is pretty sad that these are the conditions we live in. I agree with getting the message out. One huge suggestion though, try proof reading and editing before asking for others to share. For example, We are experiencing a "glocal" food crisis. Come one now, even micro soft word picks that up!!

Anonymous said...

If you are angry, some quick things might be gorilla gardening, plant stuff in obscure places. Not all in one spot, if they like sod so much, maybe you can help spread crabgrass sod (yes they sell crabgrass rolls) and seeds in certain places to keep them busy, raised bed annual gardens at important banks, come to mind. If you are a landscaper, I can think of a lot of creative places to plant trees like next to sewer lines and building foundations, it may take a long time, but you can turn the place into a jungle like Central America if you are persistent. Wearing official uniforms can get you access to places you never considered. Study the people. Study the area. Grass on the roof, weeds, potatoes, and onions in their flower beds, map the fruit trees with gps that homeless can find. Orange trees, plum trees. Worked at a nursery? Try some grafting. Find some old vigorous stock, and graft some dainty fruit on. Lots of work you could do, plant along aquarian river areas if you have a river or lake. Giant sequoia is a nice choice, right in front of a doorway of important building, could be 70' XMAS tree? Merry XMAS!! Oak trees are good for causing trouble in 20 years. Try to get them to lean over rotten politicians homes.

Or you could pound and hound your local government until they provide some space, or lose their job for being the scumbags they are.

Anonymous said...

Removing weeds can be effective as well. Like say removing specially crafted weeds into a giant message on a hillside that your local news stations can film from the sky would be effective.

Funny how those UFO's carved "ARREST THE BANKSTERS" on that hill overnight eh?

Paul said...

"The people did not have permission to grow free food on public land." That's the error here. It is not "public" land of course (despite the lies from the Ministry of Propaganda), it is government land. They own it, and can do with it what they want to do. I suspect many people are deceived by the propaganda, and become angry when things like this happen. Having a better fix on reality would solve this problem.

Of course that might have been the whole point of the exercise - to demonstrate that it is not "public" land at all. To undermine the propaganda. This is well worth doing. But if you want to do something like plant a garden for real, it's a good idea to make sure you have the power to prevent any such incursions.

Anonymous said...

the Mayor and the city council if you call them that,should be removed from office immediately and replaced with people who care and have common sense. the parks fraud, he should be tarred and feathered and left to rot in some Toronto dark alley.

Anonymous said...

VIVA LA REVOLUCION

Anonymous said...

Surely the people of Toronto will kick this asshole out of office. Absolute power absolutely corrupts the weak minded power-mad fool, and the little man who clings to that power no matter how small nor fleeting that power be. So wrong on so many levels and one more of the many wrongs being done to the people of the earth. Rise up people and say enough is enough, we're taking back our lives and appointing those who truly represent US.

Anonymous said...

Its the Mason Govt of the Reptile Queen, they hate all life...They worship lucifer/Baphomet/ Satan. Their mission is to kill ,steal and destroy..We are the Resistance to the Demons running a NWO scam upon mankind....Resist with every thing you have, For the future, For the Children...Do not be afraid~ Jesus told us, so go forth boldly planting gardens in every open space availible....You.. Are the Resistance! Stand strong...from your Americian brothers and sisters with love and courage Take your place and stand with us, against those Wicked minions.

Anonymous said...

They want you to eat GMO foods and develop cancer and become sterilized and die. Homeless and poor are "useless eaters." And they reproduce at faster rates than useless eaters, making them a burden on all wealthy and middle class people. You can't eat helathy food silly!

linn said...

i also just realized that when the people voted them into their responsible positions---all that they promised and all that they said they would do to make a better city and help all who lives and depends on her------WAS A LIE>>>>>>how tragic is that.--when your own kind betrays the common folk just to pad their future for them and their family...

Anonymous said...

This makes me literally sick and outraged. This is just the beginning of what we have to look forward to if we don't band together and organize to stop the NWO!

Anonymous said...

About time for the civil war to begin, isn't it??

Anonymous said...

For some strange reason I have this vision of the city of Toronto awakening to find a smouldering pile of ashes in the spot where the gardens were uprooted, with Toronto Parks director Richard Ubben's burnt remains grotesquely deformed in the centre of it. A premonition perhaps? I certainly hope so!

Anonymous said...

You need to find out the names of all those who made the decision to destroy the garden and call them out. Let everyone know who was responsible and hold them accountable-go up the chain. Vote them out at the earliest possible moment. Maybe a recall election? This was an obvious power trip.

Anonymous said...

Not one mentioned the fact that the land being used is PUBLIC land. It was the Public who was taking care of the garden and the Public who was to share in the bounty of it. Seems to me the crimminals were the workers of the city and the one who ordered the gardens destruction. Think you folks have a good case here.

Anonymous said...

How dare you people show community spirit, didn't you know that Toronto is the Fascist capital of Canada?! YOU WILL NOT TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF, YOU ARE INCAPABLE, THE GOVERNMENT IS YOUR FRIEND, LEADER & BENEFACTOR! KNEEL BEFORE YOUR APPOINTED DEMIGODS.

Somebody earlier said don't blame the Queen blame Monsanto (which I agree) except that the Queen of England is a major shareholder in the Monsanto corporation. So it does matter how she conducts her personal financial affairs when it affects 2/3 of the entire world.

True community spirit is

Margo said...

Yes I agree it is sad that taking advantage of a piece of land sitting idle, that either belonged to City of Toronto [as a citizen of Toronto] it would seem that you had a right to use. No you did not apply for a permit, just like the busker, the musician, the food cart, all need permits. So next time get a permit with a start date and harvest date,

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