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(2005) A Citizens Guide: Protecting Agricultural Land in British Columbia -
This guide is designed to assist citizens in understanding both the importance of preserving agricultural land in BC, as well as the means to doing so.
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(2005) Gulf Islands Livestock Processing Feasibility Study -
The Gulf Islands have a relatively small farm sector, which has a primary focus on lamb production, most of which is sold directly to end users. This study examines the feasibility of establishing a provincially licensed abattoir and processing facility in the Gulf Islands, in order to assure compliance with British Columbia Meat Inspection regulations.
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(2005) Planning for Agriculture on Salt Spring Island -
Meeting with the Salt Spring Island Farm Plan Focus Group November 30, 2005.
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(2005) Protecting the Working Landscape of Agriculture: A Smart Growth Direction for Municipalities in British Columbia -
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.
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(2005) Salt Spring Island Local Produce Study (ING) -
The broad goal of the Local Produce Study is to contribute to increasing Salt Spring Island’s food self-sufficiency by improving produce production and the coordination of produce storage, distribution and marketing. The study focused on produce grown primarily for sale including all vegetables, fruits, nuts, pulses and other edible crops sold for human food such as mushrooms and culinary herbs.
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(2006) Economic and Community Impact Assessment: Salt Spring Island Farmers Markets: Market in the Park, Tuesday Market -
The number of farmers markets in Canada, United States, and Europe is growing rapidly. In British Columbia there are about 100 known markets, up from 60 known markets in 2000. This growth reflects the increasing role of farmers markets in local food systems and their contributions to British Columbia’s communities.
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(2006) Salt Spring Island Community Profile and Data Inventory -
The purpose of this study is to inventory key facts, data and information about Salt Spring Island. The project was commissioned and funded by the Islands Trust of Salt Spring Island, and the data compilation was completed by the Institute for Sustainability Education and Action (I-SEA), also on Salt Spring Island.
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(2007) Salt Spring Island Agricultural Land Use Inventory -
This report summarises the results of an agricultural land use inventory completed by the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands (MAL) in September 2006 to capture the extent of agricultural development on Salt Spring Island.
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(2008) Area Farm Plan Detailed, Masselink -
"That Salt Spring Island becomes a place where agriculture is a strong, vital and productive part of the local economy and is carried out in a manner that promotes and protects a sustainable community." - Guiding Vision
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(2008) Area Farm Plan Presentation, Masselink -
Purpose | Improve the long-term health and viability of a community's agricultural economy.
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