My question for Bruce is why are you interested in turning farmland into a
school? Surely we should be protecting productive farmland, not taking it
away and paving it? Y'all should look at the British Columbia government's
Agricultural Land Reserve, which has placed the best (and yes, some that's
among the worst) land in the province in a reserve, to be used only for
agriculture. I am certainly not saying that the ALR and its governing body,
the Agricultural Land Commission, has been entirely successful in
preserving farmland, but it is an excellent idea, and one which others
could learn from.
Check out http://www.landcommission.gov.bc.ca/alc/
>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 13:06:33 -0500
>From: Bruce Coldham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>We are considering a parcel of land adjacent to a highway in Hadley MA for
>a private high school. It has been farmed (raising corn) for a long time.
>Does anuone have any SPECIFIC knowledge of adverse human health effects
>from herbicide or pesticide in the soil from buildings and recreation
>fields so situated.
>1. pesticide application is not likely to have been applied at the level
>that sometimes occured around buildings to kill termites etc.
>2. I am not talking about air-bourne pesticide drifting across from
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