Land Over Landings has launched an Agricultural/Rural-Growth Economics Study of the remaining Pickering Federal Lands, and we need your help. We are a volunteer, not-for-profit group. We operate on a shoestring, fuelled by tenacity, hard work, and vision. We’ve never had a fundraising campaign before. We’re starting one now.
We have hired Econometric Research Ltd. and renowned agri-food economist Dr John Groenewegen, of JRG Consulting Inc. to study the economic potential if the Federal Lands are protected for agriculture, agri-business, and tourism – not an airport. After half a century of government studies that have failed to justify an airport, our $85,000 Agricultural/Rural-Growth Economics Study will be the first to study agriculture on the Lands, and the first not conducted on the taxpayer’s dime. We need your help now.
For this campaign, Land Over Landings has partnered with Green Durham Association, our sister organization, which will provide tax-deductable receipts for all online donations and for cheque donations above $50. We guarantee that 100% of your donations will go to the study and saving this prime farmland next to a national park and Canada’s largest urban centre.
We’ve attracted an impressive list of endorsements and have made a start with our fundraising, with generous donations from our allies at Food and Water First and Green Durham. We still have a long way to go. The sooner we reach our goal, the sooner our study starts!
Thank you for helping to fund this critical study!