Sustainability of Chilliwack farm sector studied in area plan

The long-awaited Agricultural Area Plan is ready for public review at two open house events, say Chilliwack officials.

The long-awaited Agricultural Area Plan is ready for public consideration and review, say Chilliwack officials.

The draft plan was put together by the Chilliwack Agricultural Commission with input from a range of stakeholders. It offers a community vision for agriculture and tackles key issues like how to ensure sustainability moving forward.

Part of the challenge is raising the public profile of the issues, such as the economic value of the agriculture industry to the community, which accounts for 30 per cent of the economy and 65 per cent of the land base in Chilliwack.

Mayor Sharon Gaetz said the local farming community added “value” to the process.

“But we haven’t reached everyone and we want to offer the community an opportunity give their input.”

Two open house events are scheduled to collect feedback on the Chilliwack Agriculture Area Plan, on Dec. 5 at Twin Rinks, and on Dec. 8 at Evergreen hall, with both running 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The plan can be downloaded in PDF form at: http://www.chilliwack.com/main/page.cfm?id=1979

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