Residents asked to help plot out a local food plan
The city of Terrace and the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine are hosting an open house this Wednesday, Oct. 17 to discuss the future of food in the greater Terrace area.
The city and district are in the process of developing an Agricultural Area Plan (AAP) for this region, covering the city of Terrace, areas north to Rosswood, west to New Remo, east to Chimdemash and south to Old Remo and Lakelse Lake.
The plan will cover everything from the local areas where food production is possible, to the best practices for growing and distributing food, to an analysis of the local food economy.
“Agriculture has played a critical and significant role in the history and the growth and development of the Terrace area,” says a release about the open house released Friday. “Agriculture continues to contribute to the economy and character of our region. However, in recent years regional agricultural production has been declining in the region and a substantial amount of the fertile land base is not in production.”
The public open house will be held on Oct. 17 from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Thornhill Community Centre.
All residents are invited to attend the event, which will start with a short presentation at 7 p.m. followed by a Q&A session.
“Drop by at any point during the three-hour period and come and go as needed,” states the release. “Past farmers, residents with farms and those simply interested in the future of farming and food security are all invited to share their experiences.”