Garden City Legacy II

As the article below this one attests,
I had high hopes for the Richmond Museum’s new exhibition, Garden City: Richmond’s Agricultural Legacy. The opening reception and exhibit did not disappoint. They even exceeded my expectations.

A well-curated exhibit is a work of art, and this one transforms the museum’s compact area in the Richmond Cultural Centre into an experience of our Garden City. That’s the community Richmond was and can still be if positive momentum keeps building in the current tug-of-war.

In well-chosen words, Mayor Malcolm Brodie fittingly drew attention to the Gilmore Farm, which is coloured green on our Richmond maps but “Industrial” on Port Metro Vancouver’s. As he pointed out, the city can’t prevent the port from doing that to almost all of our food-producing land.

On behalf of the Garden City Lands Coalition Society, I urge all citizens to support the mayor and council to stop and reverse that threat to the Garden City.


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