The Protect the Wilderness campaign attended a court hearing on Monday 5th brought by Gloucestershire County Council. This morning, the Judge gave possession to the council. An eviction is very likely in the immediate days.
However Protect the Wilderness would like to confirm that the Reclaim the Fields Gathering happening this week will still be going ahead with a whole three days of workshops, activities and actions as previously advertised.
For anyone attending:
- You will be fed, warm, comfortable & inspired!
- You will be able to camp safely in the forest, please bring a tent & bedding if possible otherwise there is a large communal yurt provided with bedding & blankets available
- There will be enough food for everyone
- There will be a fire-pit & warm spaces to be
And finally, you will be free to choose your involvement with the eviction & any solidarity needed with the Wilderness Centre. There are safe spaces as well as opportunities to become involved in defending the space – it is completely your choice! This is a great chance to learn about your rights and see the results of our work here at the wilderness centre.
So please join Protect the Wilderness & Reclaim the Fields in celebrating our shared struggles for accessing land to grow food for our communities & to live land-based lives.
As a reminder, here is a taster of what will be happening the next few days:
- Introductions to land rights, Reclaim the Fields UK & European constellations, Seed Sovereignty, WWOLF (woofing with teeth) and Reclaim the Field Trips
- Workshops including composting gender, occupying land, protecting bee populations, food sovereignty and more.
- Skillshares, guerrilla gardening, music & feasting!
For more information about the gathering please see:
More info about the Wilderness Centre: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Protect-the-Wilderness-Centre-Forest-of-Dean/321890141176064
Who to contact if needed: 07811 726 372
Directions: Bus/train to Gloucester then get the 24/24a to Mitcheldean (takes about 30 mins) get off when you see the church (near the hairdressers) and ask someone for directions or notice other RTFers. Otherwise call the number above & you will be collected.
Resistance is Fertile!