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Topic: Education, Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: community food system education, demonstration farm, urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Program | Year: 2010

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Launched in 2010, the Family Garden Project offers residents access to raised-bed garden plots and related programming. As the site is an organic demonstration farm, all users must agree to use only the pre-approved / specified products for fertilizer and pest control.

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Zoning Bylaw | Year: 2017

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location

urban agriculture;

food production;

urban gardens/orchard; 3.6.0. Communal Amenity Space A development that contains 50 or more dwelling units that requires a comprehensive site development and servicing plan and which will not be further subdivided, or an apartment containing 50 units or more, is required to provide private amenity space for passive or active recreational use. 3.6.0.1

urban agriculture;

food production;

urban gardens/orchard; Communal amenity space must be indoor or outdoor space, or a combination thereof, including but not limited to landscaped courtyards, community gardens, public seating areas, swimming pools, fitness rooms, party rooms, dining or kitchen areas, games rooms and children’s play areas complete with equipment. 3.6.0.2

urban agriculture;

food production;

urban gardens/orchard; A minimum communal amenity area of 2.0 m2 per dwelling must be provided and be developed as recreational space, and be grouped into areas of not less than 50.0 m2 . 3.6.0.3

 

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: zoning

Document Type: Zoning Bylaw | Year: Consolidated 2017

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
development and productive use of agricultural land; zoning;
The purpose of this Bylaw is to, amongst other things, ....(8) protect better agricultural land from premature urban development
1.2 (8)
development and productive use of agricultural land; zoning; Definitions ..."better agricultural land" means land having a Canada Land Inventory Soil Capability for Agriculture rating of Class 1, 2, 3 or 4 or lands having a farmland assessment rating greater than 28 percent, or their equivalent as determined by government agencies or independent consultants, and at the discretion of the development authority may include other cultivated or improved land or potentially irrigable land. Better agricultural land excludes: (a) cut-off parcels which are regarded by the local municipality as being of insufficient size to farm, and (b) land which the Municipal Planning Commission determines is so badly fragmented by existing use or ownership that the land has a low agricultural capability or cannot logically be used for agricultural purposes 1.3

 

Topic: Food Sales, Access & Procurement

Sub-topics: mobile/street food vending

Document Type: Regulatory Bylaw | Year: 2015

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
food sales, access & procurement; mobile/street food vending; 8 PROVISIONS FOR HAWKERS, PEDDLERS & MOBILE VENDORS No person shall carry on business as a Hawker, Peddler or Mobile Vendor in public or private property within the boundary of the Town unless a Mobile Vendor Permit has been obtained from Town of Olds and is submitted with the Business License application. 8.1
food sales, access & procurement; mobile/street food vending; No person shall commence, or shall carry on or engage in, the business of Hawker, Peddler or Mobile Vendor on public or private property within the Town of Olds unless and until such person is the holder of a Business License issued pursuant to this bylaw. 8.2
food sales, access & procurement; mobile/street food vending; A Business License issued to a Hawker, Peddler or Street Vendor of foodstuffs, fruits and/or vegetables, shall be withheld until the Applicant has produced appropriate permits, licenses or certificates from Alberta Health Services. 8.3

 

Topic: Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: | Year: 2012

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
urban agriculture; urban gardens/orchard; Provision should be made for permaculture and traditional gardening activities to co-exist with urban development. Municipal Development Plan Part 2: section 21.3

 

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land, Urban - Agriculture Conflict & Edge Planning

Sub-topics: buffer at agricultural edge, residential development

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: Consolidated 2013

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
urban-agriculture conflict and edge planning;   Ensure the impact of urban uses on agricultural operations is minimized. 2.15.7
urban-agriculture conflict and edge planning; residential development;
buffer at agricultural edge
Any development proposal adjacent to an existing agricultural operation shall incorporate buffering. 2.15.7.3

 

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: beekeeping/apiculture, livestock, pollinators

Document Type: Regulatory Bylaw | Year: 2016

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A bylaw to regulate the keeping of bees in the Town of High River.

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: livestock, urban chickens

Document Type: Regulatory Bylaw | Year: 2016

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Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: beekeeping/apiculture, livestock, pollinators

Document Type: Guideline | Year: 2016

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Guidelines summarizing regulations of the Urban bee Bylaw (passed in 2016) for those interested in keeping bees in the corporate boundaries of the Town of High River. See document for details.

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban farm, urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Visioning Document | Year: 2011

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
urban agriculture;
food production;
urban gardens/orchards;
urban farm;
Develop local community gardens and encourage the use of SPIN (Small Plot INtensive) principles to re-localize the growth and variety of food. Plan for food sovereignty, in part by commercializing urban food production. 5.18.1