Henry George School
P O Box A3603 Chicago 60690 | (312) 450-2906

No Farms, No Food

February 20, 2017

When:
March 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
2017-03-15T10:00:00-05:00
2017-03-15T12:00:00-05:00
Where:
Levy Center
300 Dodge Ave
Evanston, IL 60202
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bob Jene
(312) 450-2906

Urban sprawl is threatening to destroy much valuable farmland. We will look at data from one of the leading national organizations trying to mitigate this damage, The American Farmland Trust (AFT). Among other things they buy development rights from farmers to insure the land’s continued use in agriculture and attempt to facilitate community supported agriculture which makes family farms more viable. The Georgist fiscal reform reduces sprawl alleviating pressure on farmland.

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"There are people into whose heads it never enters to conceive of any better state of society than that which now exists."
- Henry George