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London, Ontario: Upcoming urban agriculture policy

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Gabor Sass at Wood Street Food Forest. Photo by Chris Mountanin.

London is embarking on its first urban agriculture strategy and an upcoming conference at the Central Library November 19 is offering residents an opportunity to contribute.

By Chris Montanini
Londoner
November 14, 2016

Excerpt:

City staff responded with draft terms of reference for an urban agriculture strategy in September that so far includes:

• Establishing a vision and goals for the City regarding food growth, food processing and food distribution within the urban area of the city;

• Determining the roles for the community and the City, both regulatory and operational support, in the implementation of the strategy;

• Evaluating the Official Plan, zoning and other municipal bylaws and programs with respect to their role in urban agriculture for the City;

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Digging into the benefits of urban agriculture: How can and do food policy councils support urban ag?

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Webinar Food Policy Networks: Nov 29, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Featured Speakers:
Shaniece Alexander, Director, Oakland Food Policy Council
Beth Low-Smith, Director, Greater Kansas City Food Policy Coalition

Growing interest in urban agriculture is inspiring widespread attention from gardeners to policymakers alike, across municipalities and states. Food policy councils play an important role in assisting urban agriculture efforts by advocating for legislation, funding, and other resources, as well as through educational support for urban food producers.

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November 22, 2016   Comments Off on Digging into the benefits of urban agriculture: How can and do food policy councils support urban ag?