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Creative Ways to Protect Brant County's
Farmland and Natural Heritage
ELLA HALEY 

RICHARD TUNSTALL
10.18 #PARISNORTH
LCON...
Protecting Brant County’s Watershed,
Farmland & Natural Heritage 

Richard Tunstall and Ella Haley
Langford Conservancy
el...
Two greatest barriers
to new farmers are lack of
access to land and capital.
1 National Young Farmers Coalition Report, 20...
The Ontario Greenbelt – 10 Year Review
The Great Canadian Landgrab
No Farmland =
No Local Farmers =
No Local Food

Sprawl – Brant/Brantford Boundary Deal
Brant County: 1980 Protected Agricultural Ribbon
1) If the Minister Approves the Brant/
Brantford Boundary Deal – Appeal
2) Grow the Greenbelt
3) Conservation Easements
4)...
1) Challenge the Brant/Brantford 

Boundary Deal
2) Create a Grand River Watershed Greenbelt
3) Protect Land with Conservation Easements
4) Purchase by Land Trust and Lease to New Farmers
SOLUTION
Preserve farmland and provide
new small-scale organic farmers
access to affordable farmland
Langford Conservancy
Our Aim:
• To initially sell community bonds to raise
funds to buy a farm
• Organic farmers will be able to hold
long-term...
Timeline & Milestones
Sept 2016
March 2017
✓ Complete Fundraising
✓ Recruit New Organic Farmers
✓ Make the offer on the Fa...
Contact ella@lconserv.org
or richard@lconserv.org
519-647-0307
lconserv.org
For More Information
10.18 #PARISNORTH
Langford Conservancy
LCONSERV.ORG
Creative Ways to Protect Brant County's Farmland and Natural Heritage – Ella Haley & Richard Tunstall
Creative Ways to Protect Brant County's Farmland and Natural Heritage – Ella Haley & Richard Tunstall
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Creative Ways to Protect Brant County's Farmland and Natural Heritage – Ella Haley & Richard Tunstall

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A Pecha Kucha style presentation on preserving Brant County farmland. Delivered by Ella Haley and Richard Tunstall at Paris Lectures on October 18, 2016.

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Creative Ways to Protect Brant County's Farmland and Natural Heritage – Ella Haley & Richard Tunstall

  1. 1. Creative Ways to Protect Brant County's Farmland and Natural Heritage ELLA HALEY 
 RICHARD TUNSTALL 10.18 #PARISNORTH LCONSERV.ORG
  2. 2. Protecting Brant County’s Watershed, Farmland & Natural Heritage 
 Richard Tunstall and Ella Haley Langford Conservancy ella@lconserv.org Lconserv.org, 519-647-0307
  3. 3. Two greatest barriers to new farmers are lack of access to land and capital. 1 National Young Farmers Coalition Report, 2015
  4. 4. The Ontario Greenbelt – 10 Year Review
  5. 5. The Great Canadian Landgrab
  6. 6. No Farmland = No Local Farmers = No Local Food

  7. 7. Sprawl – Brant/Brantford Boundary Deal
  8. 8. Brant County: 1980 Protected Agricultural Ribbon
  9. 9. 1) If the Minister Approves the Brant/ Brantford Boundary Deal – Appeal 2) Grow the Greenbelt 3) Conservation Easements 4) Land Trust buys land Creative Solutions:
  10. 10. 1) Challenge the Brant/Brantford 
 Boundary Deal
  11. 11. 2) Create a Grand River Watershed Greenbelt
  12. 12. 3) Protect Land with Conservation Easements
  13. 13. 4) Purchase by Land Trust and Lease to New Farmers
  14. 14. SOLUTION Preserve farmland and provide new small-scale organic farmers access to affordable farmland
  15. 15. Langford Conservancy
  16. 16. Our Aim: • To initially sell community bonds to raise funds to buy a farm • Organic farmers will be able to hold long-term leases on protected land Community Bond Campaign
  17. 17. Timeline & Milestones Sept 2016 March 2017 ✓ Complete Fundraising ✓ Recruit New Organic Farmers ✓ Make the offer on the Farm ✓ Complete Renovation for 5 Housing Units ✓ Complete building the pond for irrigation ✓ Review the applications for New Organic Farmers ✓ First round of New Farmers start farming (no housing req) Sept 2017 ✓ Second round of New organic farmers move-in & start farming ✓ Ultimate vision: knowledge sharing to scale the project elsewhere
  18. 18. Contact ella@lconserv.org or richard@lconserv.org 519-647-0307 lconserv.org For More Information
  19. 19. 10.18 #PARISNORTH Langford Conservancy LCONSERV.ORG

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