Urban Agriculture Plan

Urban Agriculture Plan Online Survey – Closes June 9

Agriculture is a celebrated pillar of Beaumont’s heritage, and the City recognizes the role that urban agriculture can play in enhancing the community’s future. The City of Beaumont is preparing an Urban Agriculture Plan that seeks to support the vision of a culture of community support for agriculture, while also promoting long-term positive impacts on environmental, social and economic conditions in Beaumont through varied and resilient solutions.

What is urban agriculture?

Urban agriculture is the practice of cultivating, processing and distributing food in or around an urban area. This can include growing plants or raising animals on public or private property. Some examples of urban agriculture can include community gardens, edible landscaping, indoor herb gardens, backyard chickens, beekeeping and more. You may have seen examples of urban agriculture programs in other regional municipalities, including Edmonton.

Plan status

The Urban Agriculture Plan is currently in the plan development stage and is expected to be completed by summer 2023. 
Phase one of plan development is now complete. Phase one of the plan established an understanding of best practices of urban agriculture and outlined the current state of urban agriculture in Beaumont.  The project team conducted public engagement in phase one of the plan; a summary of the phase one public engagement can be found below. 

Phase two of the plan development is currently ongoing and is expected to be complete by summer 2023. This phase will begin developing the strategic direction for the future of urban agriculture in Beaumont. A second round of engagement will be held in spring of 2023, providing the community with an opportunity to share feedback on the level of support on the various actions identified in phase two before finalizing the plan. Phase two will conclude with presenting a finalized Urban Agriculture Plan to City Council for consideration.

Engagement opportunities

Phase One Public Engagement: 

From October 11 to November 23, 2022, residents had the opportunity to share their feedback on the future of urban agriculture in Beaumont. The public survey and workshops gathered ideas for where there were opportunities and challenges for urban agriculture and asked residents to create a vision for the future of urban agriculture in Beaumont. 
View the What We Heard Report from the first phase of public engagement, which highlights results from residents' and stakeholders' input. 

Phase Two Public Engagement: 

Phase 2 of public engagement for the Urban Agriculture Plan is now live. Share your feedback in our online survey before June 9, 2023!

Check back in to this webpage to stay up to date on urban agriculture in Beaumont.