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Town of Sylvan Lake Municipal Development Plan

Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location

policy partnerships, advocacy and development;

nutrition & public health;

economic development;

  Food Security Encourage research, policies and programs that increase food security, improve health outcomes and create social and economic opportunities. CH-2.1

education;

urban agriculture;

food production;

community food systems education;

urban gardens/orchard;

Greater Access to Community and Home Gardens Encourage where appropriate, the creation of new community gardens on public lands, as well as the retention of existing community gardens. Provide educational seminars for home gardening covering topics such as climate tolerant species and types of gardening beds. CH-2.2
waste management;

composting;

urban gardens/orchard;

Food Waste Encourage food waste composting ranging from individual households to neighbourhood coordination with community gardens. NE-4.3

food sales, access and procurement;

education;

farmer's markets;

community food system education;

Support for Farmer's Markets Encourage broad access to fresh foods through farmer’s markets and work with educational providers to increase awareness on the value of food. CH-2.4

nutrition & public health;

food sales, access and procurement;

  10 Community Health Access to Local Food The World Food Summit of 1996 defined food security as existing “when all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life”. Commonly, the concept of food security is defined as including both physical and economic access to food that meets people's dietary needs as well as their food preferences. Food security is built on three pillars: • Food availability: sufficient quantities of food available on a consistent basis; • Food access: having sufficient resources to obtain appropriate foods for a nutritious diet; and • Food use: appropriate use based on knowledge of basic nutrition and care, as well as adequate water and sanitation. Food security is a complex sustainable development issue, linked to health through malnutrition, but also to sustainable economic development, environment and trade. CH-2

wildlife/environmental/pest management;

urban agriculture;

pesticide and pest management;

urban gardens/orchard;

Landscaping and Gardening Encourage environmentally responsible landscaping and gardening practices that reduce water use and water pollution, including the increased use of locally appropriate species and reduced use of fertilizers and pesticides NE-2.3

 

Municipality: 
Town of Sylvan Lake
Document Type: 
Municipal Development Plan
Level of Government: 
Municipal
Policy Upload: 
Year: 
2014
Population Range: 
10,000 – 24,999