“Grow Ontario Together is a collaboration of agriculture organizations that recognize the need to work together – with each other, with the public, with environmentalists, with municipalities, concerned citizens and with governments – to provide leadership that supports the triple bottom line for Ontario. A healthy environment. A healthy economy. And strong, healthy communities”.
Grow Ontario Together is currently working in collaboration on phosphorus reduction in the Great Lakes.
Our livelihoods depend on healthy soil and clean water; protecting the environment we live and work in is one of our core values.
We know that phosphorous loads are higher than they should be – leading to decreased water quality – and this is a problem we cannot ignore.
Farmers are part of the solution to this problem.
That’s why we’ve come together to take a leadership role in efforts to reduce the amount of phosphorus in the Great Lakes watershed.
We need to acknowledge that cleaning up the lakes will take time – which is why we must take action now.
And at the same time work with municipalities, environmental groups, concerned citizens and in particular U.S. states south of the boarder to make sure we are all taking action.
By working together with the government and other interested groups, farmers will protect our natural resources for future generations - while continuing to produce the food that feeds cities.
Farmers are taking action to reduce nutrient loading