Edge Planning Workshop
Join us on 18th October 2016 for our Edge Planning Workshop in Niagara Region.
The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Golden Horseshoe Food and Farming Alliance (GHFFA) are presenting a workshop to discuss the issues at the intersection of agriculture and development, as part of our ongoing efforts to support the long-term viability of farming in the region.
This workshop will help planners and other municipal staff to gain a better understanding of normal farm practices and the impacts of development on agriculture, and to identify good practices in avoiding or mitigating these impacts. The workshop includes a presentation highlighting some of the common challenges faced by farmers, and a panel discussion on the role of planning including lessons from the experience in British Columbia. There will be an opportunity to break into groups to discuss the issues and share ideas.
The day will include a boxed lunch and an afternoon bus tour to see on-the-ground examples.
Welcome and Introduction – Kathy Macpherson
|9:35||Presentation: Common Issues Faced by Farmers – Andrew Jamieson, Normal Farm Practices Board|
|10:30||Panel Discussion: How Planning Can Help Address These Issues|
|Mark Head – The Changing Planning Environment|
|Brooke Marshall – Agriculture and Buffer Protection in the British Columbia|
|Jim Dyment – Where Do We Go From Here? Edge Planning In Ontario|
|Discussant: Michele Doncaster, OMAFRA|
|11:45||Break-out Group Discussion and Report Back – Janet Horner|
|12:30||Wrap-up – Janet Horner|
|12:35||Break - Lunch Box|
|3:00||Return to Ball’s Falls|
Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any colleagues that may be interested. All are welcome. RSVP by October 5th 2016 to reserve your spot. There is no cost to attend.
Attendance is limited to 40 participants, so RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot. Get in touch with Tamlyn at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
3292 Sixth Ave
Jordan, ON L0R 1S0
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