A Farm Beneath BC Hydro Power Lines In Langley?

A Farm Beneath BC Hydro Power Lines In Langley?

 Plans call for cultivation of urban agriculture along the 23 acre (9.4 ha) BC Hydro transmission right-of-way between 200 Streets next to the Uplands Off-Leash Dog Park in Langley City. Undated Bing.com image

Plans call for cultivation of urban agriculture along the 23 acre (9.4 ha) BC Hydro transmission right-of-way between 200 Streets next to the Uplands Off-Leash Dog Park in Langley City. Undated Bing.com image

A Farm Beneath BC Hydro Power Lines In Langley?

Urban agriculture proposed for City site

  • Wed May 3rd, 2017 12:00pm

The land beneath the BC Hydro lines that run through South Langley City could make a fine urban farm.

The City of Langley, along with the Metro Vancouver regional authority and Kwantlen Polytechnic University have announced plans for a Langley Urban Agriculture Demonstration Project.

If the project proceeds, it will bring urban agriculture to the 23 acre (9.4 ha) BC Hydro transmission right-of-way between 200 Street and 204 Street, next to the Uplands Off-Leash Dog Park.

The planning process will take 12 months.

It will begin with a community open house scheduled for May 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Alice Brown Elementary School gym at 20011 44 Avenue.

“This project aims to bring compatible urban farming to a power line corridor in an established single family residential neighbourhood,” said Roy Beddow, deputy director of Development Services and Economic Development at the City of Langley.

“In addition to demonstrating the potential for local food production, the project will also create community partnerships and educational opportunities while enhancing amenity values in a utility corridor.”

“Reconnecting urban and suburban dwelling Canadians with core food system activities- including ecologically sustainable farming – and facilitating greater understanding and appreciation of their relationship with the land is imperative for our sustainable, resilient future,” said Kent Mullinix, Director of Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

For more information about the Langley Urban Agriculture Demonstration Project, visit city.langley.bc.ca.

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