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Grow food on the Garden City Lands

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This proposal appears in the paper version of the Richmond Review but not at the time of writing on their web site. The Richmond Food Security task Force has proposed that an urban farm with community gardens, a farmers’ market, organic farms, a food bank and perhaps a restaurant could go on the contested site between Garden City, No 4 Road, Alderbridge and Westminster Hwy. There will be a public Town Hall on Wednesday May 23 between 7 and 9 pm at Kwantlen’s Conference Room.

There is more about the proposal at the Richmond Food Bank’s web site or you can email the Food Security Task Force coordinator.

This seems to me to be a very good idea indeed. It helps address a number of issues that will only grow in importance as the cost of oil rises, and with it the cost of moving food to us. Moreover, Richmond is being developed very rapidly for dense residential property with very little open space or recreation area. This proposal could help that and also ensure that food banks and community gardens are actually accessible for those without cars.

Update June 7

The Richmond Review is now reporting on an open letter it has recieved from Chief Ernie Campbell, who is threatening legal action if his band’s demands are not met.

Written by Stephen Rees

May 15, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Posted in poverty, Urban Planning

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  1. Save Garden City Lands!
    Please come to the Public Hearing on March 11, 2008 7PM at Richmond City Hall.

    Daniel Leung

    March 10, 2008 at 7:24 am

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