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Imagine Maple Ridge growing own food

Editor, The News:

Re: Second farm school in Maple Ridge? (The News, Jan. 20).

Hurray, we are all saved. Here is a proposal for the Albion flats that would create jobs and preserve farmland.

A second farm school in Maple Ridge would save our tax money from being wasted again on applying to remove land from the ALR and would save our councillors’ time from reviewing and rewriting the proposal to remove the land west of 105th Avenue, for a third time, to develop into yet another Wal-mart shopping centre.

Using the Albion flats for a farm school, an idea suggested by Kwantlen Polytechnic University, should be promoted and cultivated by our elected Maple Ridge council.

The necessary partnerships needed between the university and the District of Maple Ridge should be developed now, and is a path that our council could direct their myriad of time and energy towards instead of the endless fight to remove the Albion land from the ALR.

Imagine Maple Ridge having the capacity to grow some of its own food.

Lisa Scatchard

Maple Ridge

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