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Boulevard Gardening Engagement

The City of Saskatoon is currently reviewing its Boulevard Garden Guidelines to identify:

  • Options and priorities to consider for a Guideline Update 
  • Any concerns residents have with boulevard gardening
  • Ways that the City can support residents who are boulevard gardening
  • If we have missed anything in the review to date

We are engaging the public and project stakeholders at this time with the goal of having all updates to the guidelines implemented prior to the start of the 2021 gardening season. Boulevard gardening is a great, healthy way to grow vegetables, flowers, and community on your block.

We do understand the significant impact COVID-19 is having on community members and organizations at this time. If you would like to provide your input on this project but are unable to during the timeline described below, please contact greenstrategy@saskatoon.ca to discuss other arrangements.

Engagement Opportunities:

  1. Online Public Survey: will be open until January 14 and can be found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BoulevardGardens. The survey has 28 questions (multiple choice and short written responses) and we estimate it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.  All responses are completely voluntary.   
  1. Stakeholder meetings: If you would like to request an online meeting or phone call with the Project Manager, please respond to greenstrategy@saskatoon.ca. Depending on interest, we may arrange an online drop in meeting to answer questions and take feedback.
  1. Keep updated: If you’d like to receive notifications on the progress of this project, you can sign up here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WT9WZRZ or check out our Engage Page here: https://www.saskatoon.ca/engage/boulevard-gardens.

Urban Agriculture Community Meeting

Participants Wanted!
How Can Urban Agriculture Work For You?

How do you think we could bring more urban agriculture to your neighbourhood?
Come share your ideas at your neighbourhood’s community meeting!

The Ward 6 community meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 30th, at 6:30pm. It’s being hosted at the J.S. Wood Library (1801 Lansdowne Avenue) . Participation is limited to the first 10 respondents, so register today! We’re still looking for a few more community members attend that meeting, so it would be greatly appreciated if you could share this information with your local associations! Meetings will take about 90 minutes, snacks will be provided, and everyone who attends will be entered in a draw to win a CHEP Good Food Box!

If community members aren’t able to make it to their own ward’s meeting, but they would still like to participate, we may be able to find an alternate meeting date for them. They can contact us by email at urban.ag.research.sk@gmail.com to find an alternate arrangement. Lastly, if people are unable to make it to any of the meetings, they can still participate in just the online portion by going to the following website: http://conceptsystemsglobal.com/ASAP/sort/rate

These meetings are being held as a part of a research project on urban agriculture through the U of S College of Nursing. Our goal is to create an urban agriculture plan for Saskatoon that can increase access to quality, affordable food. For more information on this project, please contact Wanda Martin by email at wanda.martin@usask.ca, or call (306) 966-5429.

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Urban Agriculture Research

This research project, being run out of the University of Saskatchewan, is investigating how to best promote urban agricultural projects within Saskatoon, and we are looking for community members to participate! The goals of this study are to support the work of the Saskatoon Food Council, to guide changes to the built environment within Saskatoon, and to promote access to high quality food and active living.

We are looking for people to participate in small group discussions about how to create urban agriculture projects within all the different neighbourhoods in Saskatoon. We want to create an urban agriculture plan for Saskatoon that can increase access to quality, affordable food while providing opportunities for physical activity, and these meetings will help us understand the work needed to achieve these goals.

Meetings will take approximately 90 minutes. To be contacted about meetings in your area, please click here to register. If you would like more information on the research project, please contact Wanda Martin at wanda.martin@usask.ca, or call (306) 966-5429 during normal office hours.

Types of Urban Agriculture:
– herb gardens
– micro livestock
– fence gardens
– beehives
– greenhouse
– berry patches
– vegetable gardens
– community garden
– edible landscape
– backyard garden
– container garden
– orchards