Sustainable Farms on the Pickering Lands – A Breadbasket for Toronto

May 6 2013 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
The Parlour Room St. Matthews Church St. Clair W. at Rushton

Speaker: Artist/Inventor William Lishman

In 1972 Canada’s federal government expropriated 18,600 acres of the richest farmland in Canada for an airport that never got built. It is currently being leased out for industrial farming, but William Lishman has a different vision for the Pickering Lands. Come to this special Green Neighbours meeting to learn about what he has in mind, and help kick-start a movement to set aside these precious lands as a zone for small-scale, sustainably-operated farms serving the city of Toronto.

For more information, see this excellent video:
Please note: We need a few volunteers to help publicize this important event. If you can spare a small amount of time, please contact Sandra Campbell (

Please note that this event will take place in a different location from our usual monthly meetings (see below).