The City of Vancouver recognizes that Urban Agriculture makes an extremely valuable contribution to the well-being of its citizens and the resiliency and
sustainability of the city as a whole. In fact, “Growing more food in the city” was identified as one of the highest priority actions in the Greenest City 2020 Action Plan. The city has embraced this action by setting a goal of increasing food assets by 50% by 2020 (from 2010 numbers). In order to achieve this, various steps have been taken to better support and work with residents and community groups that are interested in establishing food growing spaces in order to promote healthy urban systems and active living and wellness.

This guide is intended to aid the collaboration between residents and City staff in starting, designing and carrying out an Urban Agriculture project in the City of Vancouver.