Veg Instead! is a City of Edmonton pilot project to encourage and help Edmontonians to grow vegetables, for personal consumption and/or sharing, in non-traditional areas of their private property such as front and side yards and balconies.

You can grow food on private property, including front lawns and balconies, without a permit. However, if you belong to a homeowners or condominium association, be sure to verify they allow you to do so. And if you plan to disturb the ground, visit Alberta One Call to learn how to do so safely.