THE LAND THAT FEEDS US – NEEDS US!
Rally of Support and Call for Action on Farmland Protection
When: Saturday February 26th, 2011 at 11 am
Where: Halifax Seaport Farmers Market, Pier 20, Terminal Road
Who: No Farms No Food & the Food Action Committee of the Ecology Action Centre
What: Music, Marches & Messages from local food lovers and producers!
Nova Scotians want access to healthy local food which fosters food security and support for our farmers. We are asking the Provincial Government to take action on farmland protection in Nova Scotia by:
• Immediately rejecting the decision of the Kings County Council to rezone 382 acres of prime agricultural land in Greenwich, NS. These lands are our province’s bread basket and represent some of the finest soil in the province for food production. Allowing these lands to be lost to commercial and residential development is entirely short-sighted. Greenwich is a tipping point and would set the precedent for much more farmland to be lost to development in this province.
• Adopting and enacting the recommendations of the 2010 Agricultural Land Review Report prepared, at taxpayer expense, for the Department of Agriculture. Enacting the recommendations set forth in this progressive document would ensure that Nova Scotia has sufficient fertile farmland to feed its population now and into the future.
• Implementing a strong policy to protect and preserve agricultural land as irreplaceable rural infrastructure which provides long term sustainable employment opportunities, agro-tourism, wildlife habitat preservation, as well as sustainable and healthy foods.
• Developing a provincial Food Policy which empowers consumers, supports local farmers, and results in the production of local food which positively impacts our soil, our health and our community.
Join us! Together we’ll ensure that our government steps up to the plate!
LOCAL FOOD NEEDS LOCAL LAND