Dorthy Manser 
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Re: “An Urban Farm Collaborative Grows in Albany

Ryan, why don't you tell us what all that rhetoric that means practically? Food will be grown, right? Who will grow it? Poor people? How will they be paid? Will they be paid a living wage? Will they get health insurance? How will you distribute the food? By car? If so, how much carbon will that use? Who will pay them? You?
And what about the soil? Is it really as safe as you say it is? Can your provide evidence of your "tests"? And maybe you could tell us more about your economic model. From what I understand, it is somehow related to landless peasants in South America. How is it related?

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Posted by Dorthy Manser on 12/19/2013 at 6:06 PM

Re: “An Urban Farm Collaborative Grows in Albany

Well, Dorothy, since you are so genuine, why don't you actually respond to my points rather than passing out cheap shots? For instance, what were those tests that were performed on the soil? Who performed them? Will OTF provide a PDF of those results?

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Posted by Dorthy Manser on 12/19/2013 at 6:01 AM

Re: “An Urban Farm Collaborative Grows in Albany

Let's unpack the dishonesty on display by these "Farmers". A few months ago they said that they occupied the nursery used by U.C and USDA scientists because the part of Gill on which the market is actually going to be built is land that is potentially toxic (when they weren't just lying about where the market was going to be built). Now they tell us that their crack team of experts has determined that it is perfectly safe. But, of course, they won't provide any evidence of that Their "bioremediation" involved sticking a few plants int he ground before they were chased off by the cops. Their "testing" was probably equally sophisticated. Since they obviously had no plans to actually grow and water the plants they stuck in the ground, the whole thing was just fake political theater. They are hoping that the rest of you are too stupid to notice. Junk science, Junk politics, and Junk environmentalism. Pathetic.

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Posted by Dorthy Manser on 12/18/2013 at 6:56 PM

Re: “An Urban Farm Collaborative Grows in Albany

REAL environmentalist think that we should combine dense urban living with good public transportation and farming on land that can be efficiently farmed. FAKE environmentalists want to play farmer in the city, where expensively treated water can be used to grow micro-greens for Foodies who value their fetishes over reality. Urban gardening is a fine idea. Urban Farming is just stupid.

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Posted by Dorthy Manser on 12/18/2013 at 6:32 PM

Re: “An Urban Farm Collaborative Grows in Albany

You have got to be kidding me. This isn't reporting, it's a press release from Occupy the Farm.

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Posted by Dorthy Manser on 12/18/2013 at 11:44 AM

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