Farmland is not only a non-renewable resource, but it is scarce in BC (just less than five percent of the land base). Concerned about the irreversible loss of farmland and food security, in 1972 the Provincial government created a unique provincial land use regime, the Agricultural Land Reserve (ALR), to protect this land base for agriculture.
Protecting the Working Landscape of Agriculture: A Smart Growth Direction for Municipalities in British Columbia (2005)
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The Salt Spring Island Agricultural Alliance invites you to Salt Spring Farm Dinner Series 2017 Fundraisers for local Agricultural Projects.
This vegetarian dinner is prepared by chef Marcus Gill. The dinner hosts are farmers Eland Bronstein and Sue Earle.