Dear community friends of the UBC Farm,
UBC Campus and Community Planning is currently nearing the end of a consultation process that includes three proposals for the future of the Farm. All three proposals remove the Farm’s necessary buffer and reduce the Farm’s size to 7-8ha. Effectively eliminating any further growth potential.
Two of the proposals even move the farm onto non-agricultural soils.
I encourage you and your friends to review the consultation material provided by UBC
and give them your feedback at http://www.websurveys.ca/UBC/
The Farm’s programs have been growing by 50% in each of the last 6 years. This growth is a result of demand and although the growth will reduce in future years, the Farm will still grow.
The current options do not reflect the results of past consultations (some of which have been reported at campusplan.ubc.ca). The options also do not reflect the opinions of the acclaimed outside planners and designers who were brought together last spring for a series of design workshops. The mood is that none of the options are acceptable but I leave that for you to decide.
The most effective response you can give is in speaking or writing to the UBC President, Stephen Toope, or VP External, Stephen Owen.
Stephen Toope, President of UBC
103 – 6328 Memorial Rd, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2
Stephen Owen, VP, External, Legal and Community Relations,
6328 Memorial Road, Vancouver BC V6T 1Z2
Please tell them what you think of the planning and consultation process.
I have attached a counter-brochure students have put together to inform other students about this process. (fotf-consultations-brochure)
Lastly the FOTF are submitting the petition to President Toope on Monday. They are holding a press-conference outside the SUB at noon and would like as many people as possible to attend.
Friends of the UBC Farm
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