Featuring a joy-filled image of a father and daughter pretending to play “airplanes”, the City of Pickering has launched a marketing campaign to convince residents it would be fun to live beside an airport. Ignoring for a moment the palpable irony and insult-to-injury of portraying this as a “happy families” situation, given the decades of […]
A BUSHEL BASKET FILLED WITH APPLES,AND ONE BIG CARROT, MEANS THAT TOGETHER WE RAISED $85,000! THANK YOU, EVERYONE! After ten months of fundraising, how exciting to say we did it, and how perfect that it was donations from Food and Water First and Green Durham Association that got our drive launched and a donation from the Carrot Cache that […]
The City of Pickering “embraces” an airport on farmland! Join us in telling our MPs that we do NOT. In a move described as ‘sneaky’ and ‘underhanded’, this week council broke with 45 years of history and declared itself in favour of the proposed Pickering airport. The recommendation in support of an airport was buried in a bid […]
LAND OVER LANDINGS SUPPORTERS SHARE THEIR PASSIONATE REASONS FOR DONATING TO OUR GROUNDBREAKING AG STUDY! Karen McNair, Ladner, BC: Karen, who lives in the small community of Ladner, in Delta, a farming region of Greater Vancouver, writes – “You’d posted on [Facebook] that your group needed to raise money for the Ag Study. […]
A lively edition of UPDATE Newsletter for you to enjoy. In this edition, we recap the ‘Bring It Home’ Harvest Festival, announce the release of the North Pickering Farms vision maps, and give you a sense of our calendar in the months ahead. Read more here!
We’re thrilled to announce the release of our “North Pickering Farms” map, by artist-in-residence Heather Rigby. It’s an illustrated vision of the future, showing clearly how the remaining Federal Lands could thrive again. This detailed work of art highlights 17 different opportunities for jobs and prosperity on the Lands – just some of the many possibilities […]
On Saturday, September 16th we’ll be hosting the first annual ‘Bring It Home’ Harvest Festival at the Historic Brougham Community Hall. Bring a friend (or two, or three) and join in the fun! The growing line-up… Fresh sweet corn generously provided by Reesor’s Farm Market; Locally-sourced peameal-on-a-bun from The Meat Merchant; Vegetarian chili chockful of local veggies […]
It’s been a busy summer so far and it’s only the beginning of August! Take a moment to check out our latest newsletter with invitations to two exciting events next month, an update on Minister Morneau’s recent visit to Claremont, and so much more. As always, if you didn’t receive this edition in your email […]
The goal is within sight for our Ag Study Campaign. Read more in our most recent issue of UPDATE Newsletter!
This issue also includes a wrap-up from our recent AGM, a request to complete the Government of Canada’s National Food Policy Survey, and an urgent requirement for all our supporters to ensure they have “consented” to receiving emails from Land Over Landings. If you’re not on our supporter list yet? Click HERE and add your name to the growing list of voices advocating for #FoodOverFlights on the Pickering Federal Lands.
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Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Land Over Landings AGM of course! Join us on Wednesday, June 21 at the Historic Brougham Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm, meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Our very special guest will be the very smart and funny local-food advocate and author, Signe Langford, […]