Nanaimo Council picks park over housing for Five Acre Farm


Surrounded by exponential growth Five Acre Farm, a working urban farm in south Harewood will be preserved.

Following two rounds of public consultations, 933 Park Ave. widely known as Five Acre Farm, will be set aside for park use, farm practices and a protected wetland.

On Monday, Dec. 18 councillors sided with one of five options floated by City staff, with the others involving a combination of park and affordable housing for the site near Park Ave. Elementary School near Alpen Way.

Saying green space is at a premium within city limits, coun. Ben Geselbracht said the property presents great opportunities to continue building on agricultural and food-growing initiatives.

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