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Welcome to the B.C. Food System Policy Database

This database is a centralized resource for planners, policy makers, community advocates, local organizations and the policy curious to search for policy precedents and to better understand how local government policy in B.C. is addressing local food systems. Search by a range of characteristics to find food system policies that have been adopted by local governments across B.C. For more information about using the database and how it was developed see How to use the Database

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Institute for Sustainable Food Systems

Displaying 61 - 70 of 211 Results

Topic: Food Sales, Access & Procurement

Sub-topics: farm retail/farm gate sales, ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of farm retail sales in the ALR.

Topic: Food Processing, Storage & Distribution

Sub-topics: food processing, ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of farm product processing in the ALR.

Topic: Water Management

Sub-topics: irrigation and drainage, ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of dikes for flood control and irrigation in the ALR.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR, residential development

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of building a new residence while occupying an existing residence in the ALR.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of breweries, distilleries and meaderies in the ALR.

Topic: Economic Development

Sub-topics: ALR, agri-tourism

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of bed and breakfast use in the ALR.

Topic: Economic Development

Sub-topics: ALR, agri-tourism

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of agri-tourism activities in the ALR.

Topic: Economic Development

Sub-topics: ALR, agri-tourism

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of agri-tourism accommodations in the ALR.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: ALR, farm worker accommodation

Region: | Document Type: Policy | Year: consolidated 2016

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ALC regulation and interpretation of additional residence for farm help accommodation in the ALR.

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Food Processing, Storage & Distribution, Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: food processing, siting and coverage, urban farm, urban gardens/orchard, zoning

Region: Nanaimo | Document Type: Zoning Bylaw | Year: consolidated 2015

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Topic Sub-topic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
urban agriculture; urban gardens/orchard;

USES PERMITTED IN ALL ZONES

The following uses are permitted in all zones:
... f) Community Garden

6.1.1

urban agriculture;

food production;

urban farm;

USES PERMITTED IN ALL ZONES

...6.1.3 An urban food garden shall be permitted in all zones provided that:

a) The total area which may be under cultivation on any given parcel shall not exceed more than 600m 2 in area except where the lot size is greater than 2,400m2 , in which case an urban food garden shall not exceed 25% of the lot area.

b) Production shall be limited the growing and harvesting of fruits, vegetables and edible plants, but specifically excludes the growing of mushrooms.

c) On-site sales of edible plants shall be permitted within roadside stands for products grown on site provided that: i. the size of the roadside stand does not exceed a Gross Floor Area of 9m 2 ; ii. no more than 5 vehicle trips per day are generated by sales related to the urban food garden; iii. on-site sales and roadside stands are limited to no more than 60 days within a calendar year; and iv. the roadside stand is located on the property and does not impede sight lines from the driveway. (4500.012; 2012-APR-16)

d) No artificial lighting shall be used.

e) No pesticides or herbicides shall be used.

f) The urban food garden does not create noise, dust, vibration, odour, smoke, glare, fire hazard, or any other hazard or nuisance, to any greater or more frequent extent than that usually experienced in the applicable zone under normal circumstances wherein no urban food garden exists.

g) The location and siting of the urban food garden meets all the watercourse setting requirements, as specified in Section 6.3 of this Bylaw.

h) An urban food garden shall not be permitted where a farm defined under the Assessment Act is permitted.

6.1.3
development and productive use of agricultural land; siting and coverage; See document for siting and coverage regulations for buildings and structures in Agriculture Rural Residential Zone 8.5-8.6
food processing, storage and distribution; food processing; See document for regulations for food and beverage processing permitted in Industrial Zones section 13
food processing, storage and distribution; food processing; See document for regulations for seafood processing permitted in Harbour Waterfront Zone. section 15

 

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