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.”
Our latest implementation projects are Edmonton's first ever urban hens and urban beekeeping pilot projects! Interested in helping us explore urban hens or bees? Visit the hens or bees web pages to find out more. There are limited pilot sites available.
Other initiatives are underway and although we are still in the early stages of implementation for fresh, we have already made progress on some key steps, including the formation of the Edmonton Food Council. Ongoing partnership development with internal and external collaborators has been key to helping us implement some of the many recommendations in 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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