Category Archives: Farmland preservation

Canada’s only farm-centred subdivision.

One of the more promising ways to put agriculture and food security on a more sustainable economic footing is using the proceeds of housing developments. When I researched this topic for my book (see chapter on “farming as the new … Continue reading

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High density high tech urban ag coming on strong

High density high tech urban ag is a growing solution to the problems of accessing fresh food year-round, with minimal water and waste. Think 5-mile diet.

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Urban ag in Seattle: debating zoning for marijuana

Urban agriculture in Seattle has a new twist: debating industrial zoning for marijuana production– big warehouses or not-so-big warehouses?

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Frank Guistra investing in high yield farmland

Mining and film financier and Bill Clinton buddy Frank Guistra is investing in high yield farmland, local food, award-winning olive oil and is bankrolling Modern Farmer Magazine… He knows something.  He has also put money into Vancouver’s Sole Food Farm. Serious, … Continue reading

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ALR 2.0: How to make protected idle farmland productive

As we approach the 40th anniversary of the B.C. Agricultural Land Reserve, Metro Van is waking up to the lost potential of ag land that is used for non-agricultural purposes. Bravo to Surrey Mayor Diane Watts for saying that people … Continue reading

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Help preserve farmland in Canada

Nathalie Chambers is rolling her Chef Survival Challenge event model across Canada, starting in Metro Vancouver, to raise money for a new farmland trust. If you’re interested in helping her, contact her at madronafarm@telus.net

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Celebrating the Agricultural Land Reserve- in Victoria and Surrey

B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve, “the most important land use decision in B.C.’s history” turns 40 on April 18. On April 18th our beloved Agricultural Land Reserve turns 40. The Farmland Defence League invites you to join us in one of … Continue reading

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