Urban Farming in Vancouver

Urban commercial food production is becoming more and more common in cities across North America and the World.  The past several years have seen many urban farms sprouting up in Vancouver and around the Lower Mainland.  This has led to the formation of the informal Vancouver Urban Farming Network and the visioning of the Vancouver Urban Farming Forum.

The Vancouver Urban Farming Forum is an opportunity for urban farmers, policy makers, and food security advocates to gather together to discuss urban farming in the context of land use, municipal policy, and best practices.  Drawing on urban farming policy precedents from other West Coast cities such as Victoria, Seattle, and Lantzville – and in an effort to contribute to Vancouver’s goal of being the Greenest City in the World – this forum will help lay the framework for supportive urban farming policies in Vancouver and elsewhere.

The forum took place on November 26, 2011 and was a smashing success!  We will be adding post-forum updates to this page as they become available.  Visit the Forum Notes page to get more info…


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