Carrboro Commune Announces Guerilla Gardening Action

From Carrboro Commune

Folks active with the Carrboro Commune have publicly announced an open day of guerilla gardening at 201 N. Greensboro St., one of the contested properties currently owned by CVS. The press release is below:

“On March 17, 2012, join us in Carrboro to grow plants and community through guerrilla gardening! The Carrboro Commune, an open affiliation of community members concerned about the corporate domination of public space, will collaborate with other local organizations to transform the unused lot at 201 Greensboro Street into a vibrant garden providing edible, medicinal, and beautiful plants for the general public.

201 Greensboro Street and surrounding properties are currently slated to be the site of a widely unpopular twenty-four-hour CVS megastore. Activists occupied the building on February 4, distributing a brochure explaining that, “Local residents have repeatedly expressed that the site should serve some kind of community interest rather than corporate profits… [Yet] the channels at Town Hall offer no meaningful way for affected community members to determine what should be here.” On March 17, in solidarity with a worldwide day of action against Monsanto and the worldwide movement for social and economic justice, we will oppose the power of corporations here in our community by reclaiming this space.

Carrboro Commune representatives will attend the neighborhood meeting at Carrboro Town Hall on February 8 to announce this Day of Action.”