The City’s 2020 Local Food and Urban Agriculture Study (LFUAS) provides a 10-year work plan that identifies 8 goals and 67 potential actions that the City can lead, or support other organizations and residents to implement. The study is structured around the 7 local food system components of: production, wild harvesting, processing and preservation, distribution and retailing, nutrition support, consumption, and resource recovery. View the LFUAS documents through the links below:
- Potential Actions (13 MB) – a reduced image quality version is also available (2 MB)
- Background Document (2 MB) – includes input summary
- Food Project Series (7 MB)
Developing the LFUAS involved an extensive 4-year research and engagement process. The ideas identified in the Potential Actions document range in size and complexity, from exploring tweaks to existing City policies and regulations to assessing new locations for agricultural land uses.
The LFUAS is one of several studies helping to inform the Whitehorse 2040 review process for updating the 2010 Official Community Plan, and is an implementation item of the 2015 Whitehorse Sustainability Plan and 2015 Community Economic Development Strategy.
Financial support for the study was provided by the Canada-Yukon Growing Forward 2 Fund and the Canadian Agriculture Partnership.