Lumby asks residents about use of village-owned farmland – Vernon News

Your opinion on the future of the ALR

Lumby wants to hear from residents about the future use of village-owned properties in the farmland reserve.

The village has published an online survey to gather information on opportunities for ALR land and to connect with the local agriculture and food security community.

“Your contribution will help prioritize actions you would like to see for ALR land and benefit the community as a whole,” the village says in a Facebook post.

The Community Food Connections survey asks residents how the village can engage with and support local food, agriculture, infrastructure, and community food security.

The Village owns approximately 73 acres in the RLA, including 40 acres of farmland.

The Land to Tables group has been working with Lumby’s Food Connections Advisory Board since October to better understand the issues and opportunities.

Survey responses will help prioritize actions, such as agricultural development opportunities, industry challenges, and potential uses of village property, from food production to incubator or community farms, to food storage and/or processing facilities, community garden plots, etc.

The survey asks respondents which is more important: stewardship/sustainability, increased local food production, recreational use, or several other options.

You can take the survey here.

Responses must be received by March 31.

Amalia H. Mercado