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Wide Open Agriculture

In March 2016 AHMAG reported on a new start up business called Wide Open Agriculture. This company had grandiose plans to set up huge shade houses down south near Arthur River where they would grow tomatoes, capsicums and other market garden crops in an area that is traditionally known for cereal crops.

The ABC have once again spoken to company Director Ben Cole who’s vision is starting to come to fruition thanks to an imported Canadian greenhouse and their computerized technology which has enabled them to set up a working pilot program.

Mr Cole hopes to employ locals and long term to provide food to some 20,000 people in wheatbelt WA with future expansion throughout the wheatbelt region.
This type of investment is low impact and sustainable, would employ locals, can co-exist with tourism and will not harm Toodyay's reputation as a pristine historical tidy town.

The Toodyay shire should be canvasing for these types of ventures rather than holding out hope that proposed bauxite mining will save our town.

AHMAG

Article on ABC News

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