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District urged to support Sharing Farm
The Sharing Farm is crawling ever-closer to its fundraising goal so it can build a new centre of operations.
That effort may get a boost next week, thanks to board of education trustee Norm Goldstein, who in a notice of motion for the Sept. 16 meeting of the board, will be making a request for financial support for the building.
The notice of motion reads: “Whereas The Sharing Farm is fund-raising for a new building; and whereas The Sharing Farm is active in addressing child poverty and land stewardship, and providing educational opportunities; be it resolved that the Richmond School District donate (an unspecified amount) to the Sharing Farm during this fund-raising campaign.”
Trustee Norm Goldstein said the district has been “active in addressing child poverty, engaging in land stewardship, and, of course, providing education. The efforts of the Sharing Farm touch on all three in a complimentary manner.”
Goldstein said he’s been gardening all of his life, since his parents showed him how to plant tomatoes.
“I agree, in a deep sense that, as a society, we should not forget how to grow food and care for the land.
“The Sharing Farm is doing just that, and providing bounty to the less fortunate amongst us.”