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TEDxTalks Kelowna, BC – Curtis Stone on Urban Farming

Green City Acres, an urban farm based out of Kelowna, BC.

July 6, 2012

A musician turned urban farmer, Curtis Stone is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, an urban farm based out of Kelowna, BC. Green City Acres farms under an acre of land spread out amongst seven different urban plots to grow vegetables for various direct consumer markets throughout Kelowna. All transport is accomplished using only bicycles and custom built trailers.

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Burlington Urban Agriculture Task Force releases recommendations, seeks public comment

Tasked with creating a “cohesive policy for urban agriculture in the City of Burlington.”

After a year of research, the Urban Agriculture Task Force has posted draft recommendations opened up our community input period. Our open comment period will run from July 4th to July 18th 2012.

Among the report’s key recommendations (from Blurt):

Revise Burlington’s zoning ordinance to accommodate and promote more urban agriculture.

Establish a “Burlington City Food Office,” run by a city food coordinator who reports directly to the mayor, to coordinate and implement these and other citywide goals.

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Big Step for Big City Farming in Vancouver


“This is not a token thing. This is a real amount of food.” SOLEfood Urban Farm’s two-acre operation in the heart of Vancouver, BC. Photo by Colleen Kimmett.

SOLEfood’s new downtown Vancouver site grows food, jobs and the business case for urban agriculture.

By Colleen Kimmett
July 9, 2012
TheTyee.ca

Excerpt:

Considering that all of Vancouver’s existing urban farms — all 2.3 acres of them, according to a 2010 census — would just about fit on SOLEfood’s Pacific Boulevard site, the expansion is significant for the city’s local food scene. It’s also a test of the financial viability of this type of social enterprise model, which has strong ties to the Downtown Eastside community where it grew up.

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