Farm story far-reaching

Re: Urban agriculture zoning in Lantzville.

Re: Urban agriculture zoning in Lantzville.

The story of Compassion Farm’s encounters with Lantzville council is making the rounds in Winnipeg. Council’s posturing against Dirk and Nicole growing a few pounds of organic vegetables for a local market is worthy of a Stephen Leacock sketch.

The mayor may well have taken a different tack if he’d anticipated the public scrutiny this story would receive. But we’d like to thank him for his resolve. Though unintended, his opposition to the farm helped generate an important discussion about food security and to fortify national support for urban farms.

Linda Gooseen

Winnipeg