Gardens For The gods is a Philly-wide movement of reclaiming the spaces, social networks, education, cultures, and land-based relationships of local indigineity. The intended impact of these reclamations is restoring localized power and access to the most basic needs thriving, without pretense:
passion based productivity
With a coalition of communities facilitating the educational, organizing and ecological support of community members, lots of land embedded in communities impacted by municipal divestment, structural exploitation, cultural oppression and collective dehumanization will be selectively offered an agreement to be planned, cleaned, planted, beautified and long term stewarded by coalitioned locals.
The People’s Demands
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among the people, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that, whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute a new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.
WE WANT LAND, BREAD, HOUSING, EDUCATION, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, JUSTICE, AND CONTROL OF MODERN TECHNOLOGY ON OUR PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.
WE WANT FREEDOM: THE POWER TO DETERMINE THE DESTINY OF OUR WORKING AND OPPRESSED COMMUNITIES.
WE WANT FULL EMPLOYMENT FOR OUR PEOPLE: AN END TO CAPITALIST EMPLOYMENT BY WAY OF WORKER SELF DIRECTION
WE WANT INCLUDED EDUCATION FOR OUR PEOPLE: STIMULATING CRITICAL THINKING BY EXPOSING OUR SHARED HISTORY & TRUE ROLE IN PRESENT-DAY SOCIETY
WE WANT COMPLETELY INCLUDED HEALTHCARE FOR ALL: HOUSING FIT FOR THE SHELTER OF HUMAN BEINGS AND COMMUNITY CONTROL OF FOOD.
WE WANT COMMUNITY DETERMINATIONS OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE: AN IMMEDIATE END TO POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDER OF WORKING CLASS PEOPLE
WE WANT AN IMMEDIATE END TO ALL WARS OF AGGRESSION.
WE WANT JUSTICE AND RECOVERY FOR ALL WORKING AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE INCARCERATED INSIDE THE UNITED STATES AND IN MILITARY PRISONS AND JAILS.
WE WANT TRIALS BY A JURY OF PEERS FOR ALL PERSONS CHARGED UNDER SELECTIVELY ENFORCED LAWS OF THIS JUDICIAL SYSTEM.
WE WANT A COMMUNITY LEAD RENEWABLE TRANSITION OF ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE, AND TRANSPORTATION.
What do seeds do when they start to grow?
They seek sunlight, in abundance.
WRC is organizing
In collaboration with local workers, community collectives, existing gardens, experienced land stewards, the local ecosystem, the knowledge of our elders and the passions of our youth WRC is organizing tangible, translocally supported foundations of long term community nourishment, healing & self determination:
Water Catchment, Cleansing & Conservation
Holistic Medicinal Maintenance
Land based Arts, Engineering and Craftmaking
WRC is seeking community in nourishing a collective commitment to tangibly facilitating critical educational support, organizing support and ecological support to individual stewards and emergent coalitions through mutual aid agreements for the first three years of each garden’s life in the movement, cultivating self sustaining communities into perpetuity.