As our population increases and fuel costs rise, how can we continue to take land out of the Agricultural Land Reserve? The demand for locally grown food is on the rise. Farmers are searching for innovative ways to grow and market their goods here in British Columbia, especially in Vancouver. If we fail to protect land in coastal communities as well as in the Interior, we will see the end of an era of agriculture.
Foodie, Weaver, Mother
Amy Robertson chairs the Vancouver Farmers Markets Board of Directors, and has experience in both the farming and production sides of agriculture. She sits on the board of Glen Valley Organic Farm Co-op, is the former chair of the BC Association for Regenerative Agriculture and a founding member of the Mission Farmers Market and Langley Organic Growers. She is an avid cyclist, swimmer, basket weaver and gardener, as well as a certified doula and, with her husband, Mayor Gregor Robertson, a foster parent. Amy has been an advocate of the local food movement at both the community level and in her home. She believes the source and quality of the foods we choose is crucial when it comes to our health and a strong local economy.
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