Green Squatters

by Scott Smith

I’m a little late in posting about this. Barb! sent me this article about a group in Lafayette, Indiana (Purdue University Alliance of Libertarian Socialists) that has started planting food on a piece of property that doesn’t belong to them. Their idea comes from the 17th century English group, the Diggers. This idea of creating social equality through access to food and the abolishment of private property was also practiced in the 60’s by the San Francisco Diggers and, I think, is similar to the Fallen Fruit project I blogged about back in June.

John Slavin in the Lafayette Journal & Courier

I’m still not ready to abolish private property rights and give my land away, but I can’t help but find the idea of access to public spaces for the growing of our own food appealing.