Urban agriculture gets boost in efforts to grow farming sector

Published: 6 September 2019

Urban agriculture is getting a $750,000 boost from the province and from Montreal to help develop the farming sector.

 The goal is to spur innovation and growth in urban farming, agriculture and local greenhouses, ensuring the projects align with the needs in each part of town to add to the vitality of the area.

... These measures have been due for a long time, said McGill University Urban Agriculture Professor Mark Lefsrud.

"The challenge with growing food in urban centres is it's typically listed as agricultural, and most cities don't allow for an agricultural zoning," he said.

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