The Remaining Federal Lands: A Vision of the Future
In 2017, Heather Rigby, a member of Land Over Landings, created an illustrated vision of what the remaining Pickering Federal Lands, rebranded as ‘North Pickering Farms‘, could look like in a future where the federal government returns those lands to agricultural production.
In 2018, the Boussole Environmental Studies Program at École secondaire Ronald-Marion in Pickering, a group of 17 Grade 11 students, collaborated with Land Over Landings to flesh out the vision laid out in Heather Rigby’s artwork and reflect on the potential economic, social and environmental benefits of these potential enterprises to a future community on these lands. To communicate their findings, they created this digital version of Heather’s original artwork.
The Geographic Information System (GIS) map created by the students is now live below. Within the black panel, you will find a description of the project and each proposed business, meanwhile, locations will be identified on the map. [Not recommended for mobile devices.]
Boussole teacher, Mathieu Morin and three students, Hannah Boutcher, Victoria Pawson, and Tesnime Hidjir presented their class’s project at our recent AGM. Their detailed work and passionate presentations brought to life the businesses we imagined for the Federal Lands!