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.

P1000277When I researched this topic for my book (see chapter on “farming as the new golf”), I visited Prairie Crossing in Illinois and heard about many such subdivisions in the US, but only one, pending and struggling, in Canada: the Southlands proposal in Tsawwassen, B.C.

Now this Toronto Star article discovers Hendrick Farm, Canada’s only farm-centred subdivision in Quebec, just outside Ottawa.

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One Response to Canada’s only farm-centred subdivision.

  1. tasha says:

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