Support a Farm for Fairfax County

5605077990_9b64843e21_n.jpegWould you like to see 40 acres of land in Fairfax County turned into a farm? The county is seeking feedback about what to do with the 40-acre Salona Park. One proposal is to turn it into a farm that would help feed local people in need, offer educational programs and foster farming in Fairfax.

This farm plan would meet and exceed the goals for a community park, and have long-term goals of:

  • Educating students and supporting future farmers
  • Creating a network of local public and private open space conserved through active farming
  • Donating thousands of pounds of fresh produce
  • Bringing local produce into schools
  • Increasing the wider community’s connection to 
food and the land generally

CSA sales offering fresh, high-quality produce to hundreds of local families would cover all operating expenses.

If you support this plan, please attend a public comment session Thursday, Oct. 4 at the McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, VA. You can show up any time from 7-9:30 p.m. and fill out a comment card. For more information, email David Giusti at david.giusti@world.oberlin.edu or call 703-915-2173.

Photo by Lee Cannon