Municipal Eco-Resiliency

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Logo for MERP: stylized tree with roots, lifted multicolor fists, and text:MERP for Food Justice: food sovereignty, anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, abolitionist, revolutionary, community autonomy, permaculture, accessibility, collective work, mutual aid


Desiree Hellegers speaks with Kiera Usagawa, Tim Rice, and Yolotli X, organizers with the anti-capitalist Municipal Eco-Resiliency Project (MERP), which is working with Portland households to ramp up food production and advance food sovereignty and climate justice by developing a neighborhood-level network of urban farm cooperatives.

image: MERP logo, used with permission.

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