Growing Land and Future Farmers

A short video on lack of access to land for farmers on Vancouver Island (where I’ve lived for the past four years), including interviews with farmers and policymakers.  Southern Vancouver Island is a popular retirement destination, and this has driven up the cost of farmland.  Numerous farmers are retiring, and new ones can’t afford to lease (let alone buy) farmland.  Recommendations call for a land bank, community land trusts, co-ops and infrastructure support for farmers, all of which has been on the lips of farmers and farmer-advocates for a number of years in Southern Vancouver Island.

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