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Long-term Lease Agreement for Sandown Lands

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The District of North Saanich and the Circular Farm and Food Society: Vancouver Island (Circular Farm) have agreed in principle to lease terms for the Sandown Agricultural Lands.

The draft agreement includes:

  • Circular Farm will provide a range of programming and services on the Sandown Lands including:
    • community gardens
    • Farmpreneur Supported Incubator Plot program, to support emerging farmers
    • water and soil sampling
    • showcase for soil regeneration using managed intensive pasture grazing
    • host workshops, events and programs
  • Term (10 years): from the date of signing to December 31, 2030
  • Funding: The District will provide funding to Circular Farm for the first three years:
    • 2020 – $135,000
    • 2021 – $125,000
    • 2022 – $125,000

The District will be posting a Notice of Disposition of Land and Assistance for a period of two weeks followed by ratification of the lease agreement at a future Council meeting. View the draft lease agreement:

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