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LIO Libertarians Help City Farms, Community Garden Choice

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 2:30 AM

LIO Fellow Mike Barr, who served on a local public office on Soil & Water Board, is leading a local movement where people are working on ecological issues, volunteering, and property rights protection. LIO Friends have been working to remove coercive laws against urgan gardens, farms, and community garden co-ops.

LIO Friends, in the LIO network for SMILE activists, are communicating worldwide on spreading personal autonomy tools in urban mutual help and self-support while driving or helping coalitions against an array of problematic policies. Targeted are rules against:

  • Urban gardens and farms; communities such as the Venus Project
  • Community gardens and home or co-op food production
  • Rules forbidding helping the Homeless without government sanction

The problem is worldwide, either from sudden enforcement of once dormant laws to misguided efforts to regulate traditional home food production from raw milk to pies for friends and neighbors, to police arresting people for buying food for the Homeless. At the same time over 30,000 activists worldwide have directly or indirectly received links to helpful tools. In addition, work is increasing to better communication on rules favoring polluters by undermining property rights. Many Libertarians and others in the US are getting involved in local boards to address these issues such as Barr, who was the subject of articles such as : See: http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2007-12-28/news/barr28_1_mike-barr-soil-and-water-environmentalist  and has served to inspire many people. Says the Sentinel:

" Barr's efforts as chairman of the county soil and water board earned him more than a grudging respect from the county's elected leaders, all Republicans....In a scant four years Barr went from being persona non grata -- the Libertarian-dominated conservation district board was kicked out of the county services building -- to being publicly honored by the commission....During his tenure from 2002 to 2006, Barr helped turn a do-nothing board into one of the most innovative and successful soil and water conservation districts in Florida. In November, the County Commission honored him with a proclamation." Also : http://www.libertarianinternational.org/apps/blog/show/787326-us-libs-green-u-s-soil-and-water-boards   

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