Resilient, Accessible Food Systems

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The Goal

Production, processing, distribution, and sales of local, healthy food to all residents. 
TARGET MEASURE BASELINE
Increase consumption of local food
Set targets none
Increase number of community garden plots
35% increase by 2020 2 neighbourhoods have community gardens
Increase amount of finished compost produced by City each year 10% increase by 2020 2014: 2200 tonnes of raw compost collected; 1000 m³ of finished compost produced

 

Rationale

Increasing local food production, processing, and consumption makes Whitehorse less vulnerable to weather-related supply interruptions; creates more local, green jobs; and reduces food insecurity.

Jurisdiction

Low. The City can influence food-based businesses and activities, but has little influence over production, regulation, and consumption.

img_status_2_fairProgress

Fair. Food has been recognized relatively recently as an important issue for communities, and work on food in Whitehorse is in its early days.