Urban sprawl threatens to destroy much valuable farm land. 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 farmland owners to ensure the land’s continued use in agriculture, and facilitate community supported agriculture, which makes family farms more viable. The Georgist fiscal reform encourages more conservative and productive use of all land.
Presentation by HGS instructor Bob Jene, Wednesday November 16, 6 PM at 28 E Jackson #1004. Free. Information at: 312 362 9302.