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Guide to Edge Planning – Promoting Compatibility Along Urban-Agricultural Edges

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Report Published by the BC Ministry of Agriculture and Lands
July, 2008

“Currently, land being farmed in British Columbia produces just over half of our food requirements. There is, therefore, tremendous potential to expand agricultural production so that it plays a greater role in feeding our growing population. However, a major challenge we face is to effectively manage urban growth in a manner that protects existing farm operations and provides opportunities for the agriculture industry to continue to grow. Part of this challenge in ensuring urban and agricultural land uses can successfully co-exist will require that the interface between these land uses is effectively planned.

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Growing awareness in the UK – people planting fruit and veg and returning to traditional trends

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Photo from Plant for Life Environment Report.

Gardens across the UK are changing for the better, with more people planting fruit and veg and returning to traditional trends that benefit wildlife. But are gardeners as green as they think they are?

By Paul Evans
The Guardian, July 9 2008

– gardens plays a crucial role in the environment debate. They account for 15%-25% of the land area in Britain’s towns and cities, and their importance in offsetting some of the effects of climate change – through plants absorbing CO2, cooling urban micro-climates and supporting wildlife, and soils absorbing rainwater run-off and reducing flooding – is a message that is beginning to create trends in gardening.

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