Imagine downtown Victoria as an urban food oasis:

Lush, edible green spaces taking over
once-vacant rooftops or courtyards; where food production is woven into our City's fabric.

Finding new and innovative ways to
strengthen our food scene and add to our
beautiful downtown properties

Do   you   work   in    Real   Estate   and   are   interested   in   exploring  urban   agriculture   for   your   new   or   existing   properties   /  developments? 

 

Are   you   an   urban   farmer   who   needs   access   to   land   in   Victoria   and  the   surrounding   areas?

We are lucky to have some of the most progressive policies supporting urban agriculture in all of Canada. Street to Sky will help developers, landowners and urban food growers connect and explore the best practices and common challenges associated with growing food in our city.

              If you OWN land in the city of Victoria or surrounding areas, we can help you:

  • Determine what type of urban agriculture project could be best suited for your site

  • Provide you with a guide, including resources and information on best practices in regards to growing food onsite and working effectively with urban farmers

  • Uncover and explain the City's policies surrounding urban agriculture and how it applies to your land and property

  • Identify effective grounds for creating a business case that demonstrates the benefits  environmentally, economically and socially, for including urban agriculture into your site

                If you are LOOKING for urban land to start growing food, we are collaborating with
               
Young Agrarians, who can help:

  • Support young and new farmer readiness with business planning resources and tools, and agricultural extension information, where available

  • Provide hands-on, personalized matchmaking to support Land Seekers to find the most suitable land opportunity for their farm project

  • Facilitate introductions, site visits, and negotiations between Land Seekers and Landowners

  • Where a match is identified, supporting the creation of a legally binding agreement between a Landowner and a Land Seeker

  • Follow-up to ensure a good land match

What  does  urban  agriculture do  for  a  region?

  • Revitalizes an area’s agricultural scene

  • Provides healthy, fresh food for the public

  • Connects people to the food they eat

  • Can become a top tourist destination

  • Instills a greater sense of pride in residents

  • Creates economic opportunities

  • Helps combat global warming

  • Has a significant social impact

  • Provides a unique aesthetic

  • Mental health benefits

GET INVOLVED:

Young Agrarians (YA) is a farmer to farmer educational resource network for new and young ecological, organic and regenerative farmers in Canada. They recognize the Indigenous lands and territories that we work on and alongside, and are committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and available to farmers and friends of diverse backgrounds. Since 2012, their network is volunteer-driven, with farmers across the country organizing on-farm events and building community to create spaces for knowledge sharing and growth.

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We are absolutely honoured to be living and working on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen-speaking peoples, specifically the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, whose relationship with the land continues to teach and inspire us to this day.