Sign the Petition to

Sprouts Farmers Market

To:

Jim Nielson, COO; Ted Frumkin, Senior VP of Business Development; Doug Sanders, President and CEO; Shon Boney, Co-founder; Seth Brown, Vice President – Store Development; Elizabeth Hoxworth, Director of Real Estate


Please do not build a Sprouts market on the Gill Tract in Albany, CA.

Please do not build a Sprouts Farmers Market on the Gill Tract in Albany, CA.

The Gill Tract Farm is public land and it is a unique natural resource for our community. Our community has been fighting for almost 20 years to preserve this land for a research and education center in urban agriculture and for an urban community farm. This is some of the last historic farmland in the urban East Bay.

We, the undersigned, pledge to boycott all Sprouts stores until you withdraw from any plans to develop on the Gill Tract.

We, the undersigned, pledge to boycott all Sprouts stores until until you withdraw from any plans to develop on the Gill Tract.


Sincerely,

[Your name]


Signed,

Occupy The Farm

How this will help

Sprouts "Farmers Market" grocery chain has announced that it plans to build a new store in Albany, CA on the site of the historic Gill Tract Farm. Their market and parking lot will pave over a...

Sprouts "Farmers Market" grocery chain has announced that it plans to build a new store in Albany, CA on the site of the historic Gill Tract Farm. Their market and parking lot will pave over a rare natural resource for our urban community, and we need your help to save the Gill Tract, by convincing Sprouts to build somewhere else! Boycott Sprouts until they withdraw from the development agreement.Sign our petition. Spread the word to your friends on facebook or twitter! Visit www.boycottsprouts.com

The Gill Tract Farm is a large plot of historic farmland land that is managed by UC Berkeley.  For 15 years, a coalition of farmers, UC students, professors, and local community members has been fighting to preserve this land as a center for agroecological research and local, sustainable urban farming.  


Unfortunately, the UC administration is still trying to develop the Gill Tract, and Sprouts "Farmers Market" just made a deal with the UC as the project's "anchor tenant".  So we need your help to convinvce Sprouts not to pave over our farm!

Let save this rare natural resource by making sure Sprouts gets the message: "Stop paving farmland!"

Sincerely,

The Gill Tract Farm Coalition

[email protected]

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