One of the critical natural resources in Palm Beach County, Florida, in which taxpayers invested over $100 million, is the unique and productive farmland in the Agricultural Reserve – an area of sandy soils ideal for growing tomatoes, bell peppers, squash and dozens of other vegetables in the winter months.
Because this farming soil is warmed by the Gulf Stream, it hasn’t had a hard freeze in 60 years according to county researchers. This allows for two and sometimes three plantings over the winter months. These locally grown vegetables feed our area as well as folks up and down the East Coast.
The Agricultural Reserve is now under threat of massive residential and commercial building on these prized farmlands so the folks at United Palm Beach County contacted me to help them put together a short video that depicted not only the beauty of this irreplaceable land but its importance to the local community and economy.
Watch the video then please sign this petition to urge County Commissioners to impose an immediate Building Moratorium in the Ag Reserve until formal, independent economic impact studies are conducted. Oh, and if you care, please share (thanks, in advance!)
Moreover, All Agricultural Reserve Interested Parties are invited to attend the Agricultural Reserve Workshop of the Board of Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday, March 24 at 9:30am at the Palm Beach County Governmental Center (Details HERE).
The Agricultural Reserve in Palm Beach County is 22,000 acres running east from the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge in Boynton Beach to the Florida Turnpike; bordered by Clint Moore Road in Boca Raton to the South, and just past the Strazzula Wetlands to the North.
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