Agriculture and Food Security
Excerpt from the Saanich Vision Statement of the Official Community Plan.
Visit here first to learn about the history and basics of Agriculture and Food Security in Saanich.
There are a variety of ways to find and buy locally grown food. Click here to find farmers markets, the "Farm Fresh" directory of local farms and other links for local products.
The Social Well-Being section of Saanich’s Official Community Plan promotes community values that protect agricultural land and food security.
An advisory committee whose mandate is to advise the municipalities of Central Saanich, North Saanich, Saanich, Sidney and Metchosin on matters involving agriculture.
Community Gardens can offer residents a place to socialize; a place to get fresh air and exercise; a place to feel accomplishment; and most importantly a place to grow their own food.
Protection and conservation of natural ecosystems on our farmland and in our urban gardens strengthens the capacity of the land and its agricultural production.
This page provides sources and ideas to encourage agriculture within Saanich’s urban communities and increase the acceptance of agriculture within Saanich’s urban areas.
Communities in Harvest is a residential program to educate, support and engage residents in backyard food growing to create a culture that fosters local food production in our region.
Chickens are now permitted in residential backyards in Saanich. Owners must register their flocks by following the links within.
The purpose of the Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee is to promote effective communication, engagement and collaboration between the Municipality and its citizens.