The Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey is calling on voters to go to the polls tomorrow and vote YES on Public Question #1. This is the ballot question that will assure continued funding for Green Acres, farmland preservation and historic preservation, and yes, you have been asked to support this initiative many times over the last four decades. And it has worked: According to NOFA-NJ, more than 1,800 farms totaling 176,500 acres have been preserved since the first open space ballot in 1961.
More remains to be done. As David and Michelle Glenn, NOFA-NJ’s co-executive directors, wrote in an email to me this morning:
On Election Day, Nov. 3, voters can decide whether we will remain the Garden State or be doomed to the Strip Mall State. Now is truly the time to “choose it or lose it!”