Growing Good Food Ideas Spotlight: Halton Region – Agricultural Sustainability for the Future

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Author: Jenn Kucharczyk

Posted: August 19, 2013

Categories: Featured Videos / Growing Good Food Ideas / News from Sustain Members / News from Sustain Ontario

Halton Region – Agricultural Sustainability for the Future from Sustain Ontario on Vimeo.
Powerline Films has been traveling across Ontario gathering stories of people and places that are transforming the future of food. Created in partnership with Sustain Ontario and more than a dozen partners, these videos shine light on good food ideas from many regions of our province.

At the beginning of each week, we put one of the videos in the spotlight so you can feast your eyes on the good food ideas developing across the province. This week’s video features Halton Region. Watch the rest of the videos on

In the words of Halton farmer Peter Lambrick,“With a growing population, agriculture will become more important, not less.” Protecting and sustaining farmland through environmental stewardship and farm succession planning will be key to ensuring that Halton’s farmlands stay in production for generations to come. Issues such as diversifying for future resilience continue to be addressed to strengthen the region’s agricultural sustainability. We see many devoted, hard-working growers and farmers, who feel they are surrounded by a supportive community that cares about the local food movement. Farmers discuss sustainable practices and methods, and ways to strengthen the links between producers, consumers and land owners using social media and other networking and awareness-building tools.