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Feb 11 Mon 6PM: No Farms, No Food

January 24, 2013

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Since earliest civilizations, humans have recognized that food is a product of farmland (and, yes, pastureland, fisheries, etc) and have managed to cultivate enough land to feed themselves.  Yet today we routinely convert farmland to urban use. American Farmland Trust (AFT) seek to ensure continued agricultural use of some land by buying development rights from farmers, and try to make farms more viable by facilitating community supported agriculture. The geoist fiscal reform provides an alternative way to encourage more conservative and productive use of all land.  This presentation by HGS instructor Bob Jene suggests that an alliance between AFT and geoists might benefit both.

Monday February 11, 6 PM, at 30 E Adams #1207.  Free and open to all.

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"Man is the only animal whose desires increase as they are fed; the only animal that is never satisfied."
- Henry George