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The City of Edmonton coordinates and participates in several urban gardening initiatives and projects - from City Farms to Front Yards in Bloom. Explore the different opportunities below!

City Farms

The City Farm project was introduced in the summer of 2020 as a pilot to help Edmontonians access safe and affordable food due to supply chain issues and unemployment as a result of Covid-19.  In May 2020, we broke ground and began to repurpose existing land to use for agricultural production of root vegetables and other produce in demand for Edmonton's Food Bank. Food production is an essential service and the City of Edmonton is thankful to be able to play a part in growing fresh, healthy food to donate to Edmontonians who need it the most. 

The City of Edmonton will once again leverage City-owned land to create additional garden space where food can be grown by City employees that will be donated to Edmonton’s Food Bank. This season's produce includes Swiss chard, kale, corn, carrots, beets, several varieties of squash, pumpkins and zucchini.

City Farms is one of the ways that COVID has caused us to reimagine things. Check out this video as we go inside the unique City Farms project.

fresh is Edmonton's Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy, developed in consultation with citizens, interested groups, businesses and organizations.

There are over 80 community garden sites promoting local, organically grown food; healthy and active lifestyles; and safer, more vibrant and connected communities.

The City of Edmonton is expanding the number of community gardens through the pop-up community garden pilot.

The Veg Instead! pilot project encourages and helps Edmontonians grow vegetables on their private property in front and side yards and balconies.

The City is removing barriers and creating opportunities for residents to cultivate and process food in urban areas.

Founded in 1999 by the Edmonton Horticultural Society, Canadian Union of Postal Workers, and the City of Edmonton to celebrate attractive front yards in Edmonton.

Urban beekeeping can help improve pollination for plants, which in turn helps to improve the overall biodiversity and resilience of our city.

The Urban Hens program enables residents to keep backyard hens.

Do you enjoy gardening, but lack the space to do it? Edmonton’s parks are full of plant life that needs tending. Become a Partner in Parks and share your green thumb with all Edmontonians!

Partners and Resources

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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