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

No Farms No Food

December 27, 2014

When:
July 13, 2016 @ 6:00 pm
2016-07-13T18:00:00-05:00
2016-07-13T18:15:00-05:00
Where:
Henry George School suite 1207
30 East Adams Street
Chicago, IL 60603
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Bob Jene
312 450 2906
House construction on farmland Sheboygan Co credit: Brett VA

House construction on farmland Sheboygan Co — credit: Brett VA

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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