Food and Urban Agriculture
fresh is Edmonton's Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy, developed in consultation with citizens, interested groups, businesses and organizations. It was approved by City Council in November 2012.
fresh is a high level strategy that will help guide Edmonton towards the vision of “a resilient food and agriculture system that contributes to the local economy and the overall cultural, financial, social and environmental sustainability of the city.”
Although we are still in the early stage of implementation for fresh, we have already made progress on some key steps. Our first milestone was the formation of the Edmonton Food Council, our essential partner in helping to shape the future of food and urban agriculture in Edmonton.
Other important initiatives currently underway include:
- Integrating urban agriculture into Edmonton's Zoning Bylaw
- Partnering with Northlands to increase local food purchasing of major distributors and institutions
- Partnering with Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development to support Edmonton and area Farmers' Markets in expanding their customer base
Ongoing partnership development with internal and external collaborators is key to helping us make progress on implementation of fresh. This is in addition to all the great things that are already happening on the local food scene in Edmonton! We are focused on seizing opportunities as they arise, so if you see a connection between your work and fresh, please contact us.
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