This is a great article from a few weeks ago that I somehow missed when it came out: Planting Edmonton on the urban agriculture map – Vue Weekly.
The proposed bylaw changes
could result in more commercial agriculture on vacant lots, edible landscapes on front lawns, aquaponics projects, backyard honey bees and chickens, rooftop gardens or even projects focused on cultivating the art of “entomophagy”—eating insects—in Edmonton.
These proposed amendments will be discussed further on May 26th. They include provisions for urban farms, allowing animal keeping (bees now, and hens up for discussion later this year!), and exclude gardening for personal use from any regulations.
It’s so awesome to see the city embracing these types of activities and acknowledging how important they are for local food.