Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Colony Farm industrialization

Metro Parks are scheming behind the scenes as usual to industrialize OUR parks. A sane person would think that they would learn from the previous experiment at the farm with the heavily publicly subsidized PICS farming experiment, that failed the minute it ran out very quickly of OUR money.!

Regional Parks Plan, draft  ( 1.08 Mb, PDF )

They want some Feedback from the above document, Give it to them !
As usual the feedback form is very poorly constructed.

Vancouver Sun article:  Colony Farm agricultural academy plan goes to committee despite objections

Tri-City News:  Planned academy at Colony Farm advances

Yikes ! A done deal, it appears; 5 Million of OUR dollars; those are some heavily subsidized vegetables.!

The best land of the farm is now mostly alienated by the Lougheed Highway corridor, and Riverview Hospitals arboretum.   I have the detailed records of production and costs associated with Colony Farm/ Riverview growing years; and they never could have got the production that they sometimes achieved without the almost free, Huge patient labour pool.  The high production came at a cost; they were using herbicides; pesticides, and there are well-documented records of pesticide resistant insect pests because of it.

Download the draft Colony Farm Sustainability Plan (published  way back in August, 2009)
I guess that there must be a Final report somewhere that the bureaucrats based their decisions on; or maybe not.
The September 13, 2011, Agenda where they voted it as a go.
And another draft plan, labelled with the cryptic Attachment_4

Friday, July 22, 2011

Barn Swallows declining in B.C.

A Global News article about Barn Swallows declining in B.C
 There is also a short video that talks about the barn swallows; was filmed at Colony Farm and Minnekhada Farm. The team led by Derek Matthews of the Vancouver Avian Research Centre has a bird banding station set up at Colony Farm; and also as seen in the video at the Minnekhada Farm stables.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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