Have you heard the conversation taking place around the town of Canton regarding small-scale agriculture within the residential zones? (For reference, see the St. Lawrence County Plaindealer or Watertown Daily Times, Dec 11.) We thought this would be a good time to share our story with the community. The link below leads to a slide show we presented at the most recent town Planning Board meeting, during which we shared details of our Community Supported Agriculture project.
Also in attendance were the Canton town board and supervisor, as well as over 40 fellow citizens. In the coming weeks, a discussion document will be offered to the Planning Board from the Small Scale Farming Advisory Group (a local group with a broad base of knowledge in this field). This draft will take into account safeguards for neighbors while allowing new freedoms for all landowners in the current residential zone.
Please take a few minutes to watch the presentation to see one of the ways our community can grow together. Whether or not you are able to view the presentation, you are welcome to contact us directly with questions. The presentation can be found at www.slideshare.net; search Grow Canton NY and then hit return.
Bob Washo and Maria Fillipi
The writers operate Little Grasse Foodworks, Canton.