Illegal apple trees? Inside the “guerrilla” orchard in New London

The existence of an orchard in New London, run by a local anarchist group, is illegal. It sits upon private property, and the group, the New London Mutual Aid Collective, did not seek permission. But the property itself is not without controversy: it was seized by the government in a controversial move that wound up in the U.S. Supreme Court in the mid-2000s. We spoke to two members of the group to find out more about their controversial “guerrilla” orchard.

Extended Interview with Adam O. and Hayward Gatch:


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