Farming First: Proposed updates to Richmond's Agricultural Viability Strategy



This engagement project took place from Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019. Thank you to all who participated.

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We are seeking community input on a proposed Farming First Strategy—an update to the 2003 Agricultural Viability Strategy.

Here's how you can participate:

  • Get started now...read the information on this project page and complete the online feedback form before the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.


  • Attend one of the three drop-in style public open houses to speak to City representatives, review display boards and complete a printed version of the feedback form.
    • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm at Hamilton Community Centre, 5140 Smith Drive
    • Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at H. J. Cambie Secondary School, 4151 Jacombs Road
    • Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road

Background

Agriculture is an important part of the local and regional economy, and it is a major land use in Richmond. Over 40 per cent of Richmond’s land base is agricultural; of that, 39 per cent is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Richmond’s current Agricultural Viability Strategy was completed in 2003, with a goal to understand and manage the City’s agricultural areas and ensure long-term agricultural viability.

The proposed Farming First Strategy includes updated objectives and policies to guide decisions on the land use management of agricultural land, enhance public awareness of agriculture and food security issues, and strengthen agricultural viability in Richmond.

Next steps

Input from the public, as well as from other stakeholders, will be compiled and will inform the proposed Farming First strategy to be presented to Richmond City Council for their consideration.

Than you for your time.


This engagement project took place from Friday, November 8, 2019 to Sunday, December 1, 2019. Thank you to all who participated.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

We are seeking community input on a proposed Farming First Strategy—an update to the 2003 Agricultural Viability Strategy.

Here's how you can participate:

  • Get started now...read the information on this project page and complete the online feedback form before the deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.


  • Attend one of the three drop-in style public open houses to speak to City representatives, review display boards and complete a printed version of the feedback form.
    • Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 from 11 am to 3 pm at Hamilton Community Centre, 5140 Smith Drive
    • Thursday, Nov 14, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at H. J. Cambie Secondary School, 4151 Jacombs Road
    • Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at City Hall, 6911 No. 3 Road

Background

Agriculture is an important part of the local and regional economy, and it is a major land use in Richmond. Over 40 per cent of Richmond’s land base is agricultural; of that, 39 per cent is in the Agricultural Land Reserve. Richmond’s current Agricultural Viability Strategy was completed in 2003, with a goal to understand and manage the City’s agricultural areas and ensure long-term agricultural viability.

The proposed Farming First Strategy includes updated objectives and policies to guide decisions on the land use management of agricultural land, enhance public awareness of agriculture and food security issues, and strengthen agricultural viability in Richmond.

Next steps

Input from the public, as well as from other stakeholders, will be compiled and will inform the proposed Farming First strategy to be presented to Richmond City Council for their consideration.

Than you for your time.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Thanks for participating.

    This is a mutli-page feedback form, so the responses of the completed pages (not the current page) will be saved locally until you submit the completed form. This allows you to complete some pages, log out and log back in again/return to the survey at a later stage to complete and submit the form.

    Your submission is due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

    Thanks for participating.

    This is a mutli-page feedback form, so the responses of the completed pages (not the current page) will be saved locally until you submit the completed form. This allows you to complete some pages, log out and log back in again/return to the survey at a later stage to complete and submit the form.

    Your submission is due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, December 1, 2019.