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The Urban Farming Guidebook is a free pdf resource for helping local governments to plan the growing of food in their cities. Given that we’re all about bottom-up action, we feel that it’s best placed in the hands of potential growers, so they can get on with creating local food systems!

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Table of Contents

1. GROWTH OF A MOVEMENT

2. CHARACTERISTICS OF URBAN FARMING

3. WHY URBAN FARMING MATTERS

4. UNLEASHING THE POTENTIAL OF URBAN FARMING

Land & Land Access

Urban Farming Land Types

Urban Farming Practices

5. STORIES FROM THE FIELD

The City of Campbell River

The City of Kelowna

The City of Vancouver

The City of North Vancouver

6. THE ECONOMICS OF URBAN FARMING

Urban and Near-Urban Farm Revenue

Urban and Near-Urban Farm Expenses

Profitability Potential of Urban and Near-Urban Farms

7. LESSONS LEARNED: APPROACHES FOR BC MUNICIPALITIES

8. CHARTING A PATH

9. REFERENCES

10. GLOSSARY

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