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

No Farms No Food

October 7, 2014

November 26, 2014 @ 6:00 pm
Henry George School suite 1207
30 East Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Bob Jene
312 450 2906
image credit: Ed Yourdon (cc) via flickr

image credit: Ed Yourdon (cc) via flickr

As farmland yields to “higher-value” uses, how (and how well and how inexpensively) will we eat? Bob Jene reviews data from a leading agricultural preservation organization, the American Farmland Trust (AFT). Among other things they buy development rights from landowners to insure continued farming use, and attempt to facilitate community supported agriculture which makes family farms more viable. A Georgist fiscal reform encourages more conservative and productive use of all land and reduces sprawl, thus preventing encroachment on farmland.¬† An alliance with AFT would benefit us both.

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"Men like Henry George are rare, unfortunately. One cannot imagine a more beautiful combination of intellectual keenness, artistic form, and fervent love of justice."
- Albert Einstein