They're Tilling That Field Behind the Mall - ARCHIVED
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This activity looks at the competition between agriculture and urban development for land around urban centres and the difficulties and advantages of farming close to urban areas. The pressure to build more housing in urban areas is strong, but such development takes some of Canada's best farmland out of production permanently. Should decisions on how this land is used be left solely to the market? Students will debate the issue.
Main Product: Canadian Agriculture at a Glance - Teacher's Kit