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Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: livestock, pilot project, urban chickens

Document Type: Guideline | Year: 2015

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Guidelines and regulations for residents to keep backyard hens as part of the Okotoks Urban Hen pilot project.

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: livestock, urban chickens

Document Type: Regulatory Bylaw | Year: 2017

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A bylaw to regulate the keeping of urban hens in the Toen of Okotoks. This bylaw proceeded a pilot project initiated in 2015.

Topic: Economic Development, Food Processing, Storage & Distribution, Food Production, Policy Partnerships, Advocacy & Development, Urban - Agriculture Conflict & Edge Planning, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: beekeeping/apiculture, food distribution, food processing, food storage, livestock, pollinators, urban chickens, urban gardens/orchard, zoning

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: 2012 & 2013 (consolidated 2017)

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
food production;
urban agriculture
  Morinville shall support lawn alternatives.
 
10.2
Urban Agriculture;
Food production;
community gardens/orchards;
zoning
Morinville shall encourage and support appropriate urban agricultural practices, including community gardens, in all land use districts. 10.4
food production;
urban agriculture
  Urban Agriculture:
Morinville shall support urban agricultural practices.
 
10.18
food production;
urban agriculture;
urban gardens/orchard; urban gardens/orchard 10.19
food production;
urban agriculture;
  Morinville shall encourage and support landowners of vacant, idle parcels of land to offer temporary use of their land for urban agricultural purposes by interested third parties.
 
10.21
food production;
urban agriculture;
livestock;
beekeeping/apiculture
urban chickens;
pollinators;
Morinville shall investigate the feasibility of regulating limited urban animal husbandry as it pertains to food security and the keeping of backyard chickens, meat rabbits, bees and the like. 10.22
policy partnerships, advocacy and development;   Morinville shall support the collaborative development of a Regional Agricultural Master Plan
with the Capital Region Board and in partnership with its member municipalities for the
identification of prime agricultural lands.
 
13.3
food production;
 
  Morinville shall support the continuation of existing agricultural uses within Morinville on lands
that are designated, planned or unplanned, yet undeveloped until such time as they become
developed and agricultural practises on the land are no longer feasible.
 
13.4
economic development;
Food processing, storage and distribution;
urban-agricultural conflict and edge planning;
food processing;
food storage;
food distribution;
Morinville shall support the continued operation and diversification of agricultural businesses
and value-added agricultural production, processing, distribution, and marketing and supportive
infrastructure for the agricultural sector in the urban-rural/intermunicipal fringe area.
 

13.15

food production;
urban agriculture conflict and edge planning;
livestock; Notwithstanding Policy 13.15, Morinville shall not support the creation or expansion of Confined
13.16

 

 

Topic: Education, Urban Agriculture, Waste Management

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

Document Type: Visioning Document | Year: 2012

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document location
waste management; composting; Encourage residents to do composting in their own backyards by developing a program to sell backyard composters to residents. Several Capital Region municipalities currently run similar programs. p. 22

education;

urban agriculture;

urban gardens/orchards;

community food system education;

Beaumont will continue to promote and encourage the use of community gardens. This is a great way for residents to learn about land stewardship, meet each other, and grow their own local food. It also relates back to Beaumont’s history as a farming community. p. 26

 

Topic: Development and Productive use of Agricultural Land

Sub-topics: residential development

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: 2011

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document location

development and productive use of agricultural land;

residential development;
Residential development policies - New residential development WILL be CONTIGUOUS to create an efficient land use pattern and prevent the premature loss of agricultural land. Intermunicipal Cooperation
p. 15
development and productive use of agricultural land;   The CITY wishes to protect the agricultural land within the intermunicipal development plan area until required for urban development. p. 32

 

Topic: Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: urban gardens/orchard

Document Type: Regulatory Bylaw | Year: 2016

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A bylaw to approve the use of lands designated as Environmental Reserve for community gardening.

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: beekeeping/apiculture, livestock, pollinators

Document Type: Regulatory Bylaw | Year: 2017

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A bylaw to regulate the keeping of bees in urban areas

Topic: Food Production, Urban Agriculture

Sub-topics: livestock, pilot project, urban chickens

Document Type: Program | Year: 2016

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The City of St. Albert is implementing a one-year pilot project for backyard hens. The goal is to provide selected residents with the opportunity to participate and learn from this pilot. Selected households must be committed to the requirements of the pilot program. The City will be using the outcomes of the resident involvement, data, and other findings to determine the future of hens in St. Albert.Since this is a pilot project, hens are not permitted under the Animal Control Bylaw 11/2013. The future of hen keeping in St. Albert will be determined at the end of the pilot once a decision has been made by Council in summer/fall 2018.

- Backyard Hens, City of St. Albert https://stalbert.ca/dev/planning/documents/lub/backyard-hens/

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

Sub-topics:

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: Consolidated 2013

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Topic Subtopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location

development and productive use of agricultural land;

urban - agricultural conflict & edge planning;

 
Agriculture Goal: Strengthen the protection of agricultural areas and minimize the potential for premature conversion to other land uses. 11.1 Premature Subdivision of Agricultural Land Provide for orderly, economic and beneficial development through the Area Structure Plan process to avoid premature subdivision of productive agricultural lands.
11.1

development and productive use of agricultural land;

urban - agricultural conflict & edge planning;

  Subdivision Policies Develop policies to minimize premature subdivision, and leapfrog development that is not contiguous to existing development so that productive agricultural lands are not prematurely removed from production. 11.2

 

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

Sub-topics:

Document Type: Municipal Development Plan | Year: Consolidated 2016

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Topic Suptopic Policy or Policy Excerpt Document Location
development and productive use of agricultural land;   Intensify land use and prevent the premature development or fragmentation of lands currently in agricultural use 5.1.2.2

development and productive use of agricultural land;

urban-agricultural conflict & edge planning;

  Boundary-Interface Areas and Neighbouring Municipalities Work with neighbouring municipalities to conserve agricultural land in boundary-interface areas 8.2.1.8