Does your neighbourhood need more food growing spaces? Are you interested in starting a new urban agriculture project?
Urban agriculture plays an important role in creating vibrant gathering spaces, greening the environment, supporting local food resiliency and promoting social inclusion. The City of Vancouver has had a long history and support for food growing in the city. In order to better support and enable urban agriculture, the City of Vancouver is asking residents to send in their ideas to help identify potential new urban agriculture initiatives and locations.
Some urban agriculture projects that may be considered are:
* Community gardens: One piece of land with multiple garden plots for individual gardening
* Community or urban orchards: Collective management of a group of fruit or nut trees
* Permaculture projects: planting food and plants from a natural and ecological systems perspective
* Pollinator gardens: providing natural habitat for pollinator bees and insects
* Shared growing: growing food together with others for a variety of educational, cultural, and other purposes.
Possible locations for your urban agriculture initiative could include underutilized and unused sites, parking lots, or improving and adding to existing sites. For instance, a potential site could be vacant land at the end of a block, un-programmed and underutilized areas of parks, or other unused land.
Send in your ideas, and potentially get your garden project built!
More information and to view the application form, visit: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/community-gardens.aspx
Deadline is October 2, 2013