Backyard hens in Edmonton?
a bowl half full?
Although many cities in North America allow back yard hens, so far the City of Edmonton is not one of them. River City Chickens would like to change that.
On November 14, 2012 the City of Edmonton approved a Food and Urban Agriculture Strategy: fresh. Among the recommendations is that the City examine opportunities for citizens to keep bees and raise hens, including that it "[p]artner with local non-profits to assist in the evaluation of the implications of allowing urban backyard hens. City staff to report findings to City Council."
Edmonton recently established its Food Council, whose "primary role is to advise on matters of food and urban agriculture and to take an active role in supporting the implementation of fresh." You can read more about the Food Council and their terms of reference and meetings here, along with an update regarding their first meeting, on our blog.
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