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Provide your Input on the Development of the City’s Urban Agriculture Strategy

Environment | April 12, 2021

The City of Mississauga is looking for input on the development of an Urban Agriculture Strategy through an online survey launching today. The strategy will help identify the City’s role in supporting efforts to increase urban-scale food production across Mississauga.

Urban agriculture is the practice of growing, processing, sharing and distributing food within the city. Examples of urban agriculture can include growing fruits, herbs and vegetables, nurturing pollinator habitats and selling artisanal products.

The strategy will help Mississauga mitigate and adapt to impacts of climate change by enhancing community-level resilience and preparedness. It will also provide opportunities for the City to encourage healthier lifestyles, empower residents to learn new skills about growing and harvesting produce and support local businesses to develop ties to urban agriculture.

Online Survey Details

What:

An online survey to gather input on priorities for the City’s Urban Agriculture Strategy.

Who:

  • Mississauga residents
  • School boards
  • Community partners
  • Gardeners and food growers
  • Community groups
  • Mississauga BIAs
  • Stakeholder groups (e.g., farmers, agriculture businesses, food banks)
  • Anyone who works, plays or lives in Mississauga

Where:

The survey is online.

When:

Deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, May 9, 2021.

The development of the Urban Agriculture Strategy will be a collaborative effort, informed by community consultation. It will include public outreach, opportunities for community input and feedback, survey data and research.

Learn more about the Urban Agriculture Strategy and take the survey: mississauga.ca/homegrown.

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Media Contact:
Catherine Nguyen-Pham
Communications Co-ordinator
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200 ext. 5334
catherine.nguyen-pham@mississauga.ca
TTY: 905-896-5151