Monday, November 15, 2010

Urban Farming at QE?

      Theres a discussion lined up that will deal with the QEH (Queen Elizabeth Highschool) site and the possibility of turning it into an urban farm. As someone that attended QEH I find it sad to think that the space may just get turned into a parking lot, urban farm has a much nicer ring to it doesn't it. Details below -

Sunday, November 21 · 12:30pm - 4:30pm

LocationAtlantica Hotel Halifax - Guild Hall
1980 Robie St.
Halifax, NS

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On Sunday, November 21st. 2010, together with Dalhousie University’s Cities and Environment Unit, Partners for Care of Capital Health will host a public meeting to explore the idea of an urban farm as an interim use on the site of the former Queen Elizabeth High School.
Once demolition of the school is complete, the land at the corner of Bell Road and Robie Street will transfer to Capital Health. At some point in the future this 
property will be used for hospital expansion. But, in the interim, the roughly 2.5 acres of centrally located property presents an opportunity that Capital Health would like to share with our community.
Capital Health has put forward the idea of using this property as an urban farm - a space to grow healthy food and demonstrate gardening skills right in the city centre. The feedback has been extremely positive and many organizations, groups and individuals have endorsed this concept. We invite all ideas to be shared that meet the following guiding principles and parameters:

Guiding Principles

• Capital Health commits to being a good neighbor of the Common
• The use of the property will promote good health and education

The parameters around the use of the property are:

• The property will be used on an interim basis
• The property will not be used as a parking lot
• The project must address safety and security issues
• The project must be sustainable

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