A banner hangs from the pedestrian walkway over the Pat Bay Highway between Baxter Street and Rogers Avenue.

A banner hangs from the pedestrian walkway over the Pat Bay Highway between Baxter Street and Rogers Avenue.

Protestors ask morning drivers: Farm Here How?

  • Apr. 12, 2011 8:00 p.m.

Locals are in support of local food, but urban sprawl is threatening production.

That’s the message from Dirt First!, a network of activists and supporters of local farming, who hung banners from the Rogers Avenue and Royal Oak overpasses Monday.

The signs read “Farms Not Sprawl,” and “Farm Here How?” the latter bearing the same name as the group’s blog.

Dirt First! wanted to bring more awareness to urban sprawl on farm and forest land, prior to the Capital Regional District board’s meeting today (April 13), concerning legislation around regional growth and development.

The meeting takes place at 1:30 p.m. at the CRD boardroom, 625 Fisgard St.