Carcross/Tagish First Nation buys some ‘prime farmland’ – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 2017138 Views

Next year will be ‘start-up year’ at the Branigan farm property near Carcross, says Chief Andy Carvill

Nov 14, 2017

The Carcross/Tagish First Nation is expanding its farming enterprises.

At the beginning of August, the First Nation signed papers to purchase what some people know as the old Branigan farm. The sale is now complete, and the First Nation is talking about its plans.

“It’s a little over 150 acres of prime farmland,” said Andy Carvill, the chief of Carcross/Tagish.

The land is a few kilometres from Carcross, down the Tagish Road.

The First Nation started farming on a small scale this past summer on other locations in the community, with vegetable gardens, chickens for meat and eggs, and bees for honey.

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