Planning for Agriculture Workshop
Join us for round two of our workshop, Agriculture and Planning for Agriculture: A Near-Urban Perspective.
As part of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation’s ongoing work to support the long-term viability of farming in the Greenbelt, we are hosting a professional development workshop for planners. OPPI members undertaking Continuous Professional Learning may claim learning units according to the CPL Program Guide for this workshop.
The goals of the training are to: increase planners’ knowledge and understanding of agriculture, trends and issues, specifically in near-urban areas; and, increase planners’ capacity to develop and interpret planning policies and regulations that are supportive of agriculture.
The workshop will consist of four modules:
- Agriculture 101 will discuss the basics of agriculture, providing an overview of the types of agriculture happening in the Greenbelt and Golden Horseshoe, as well as addressing some common myths and misperceptions.
- Near-urban Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities will provide greater understanding of the challenges and opportunities specific to farming in near-urban areas, and consider how planning can help overcome these challenges.
- Planning for Agriculture: 10 Ways to Enable Better Outcomes will provide suggestions on how to create opportunities for a more viable agricultural system through the use of various planning tools, ranging from more meaningful engagement with farm communities, to more effective use of non-regulatory tools.
- Eight Suggestions for Communicating with Farmers, Politicians, and the Public will provide suggestions for communicating effectively with these groups, based on their different perspectives and relationships to agriculture.
|9:45am||Module 1 – Agriculture 101|
|11:15am||Module 2 – Near-urban Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities|
|1:30pm||Module 3 – Planning For Agriculture: 10 Ways to Enable Better Outcomes|
|3:00pm||Module 4 – Eight Suggestions for Communicating with Farmers, Politicians, and the Public|
|4:00pm||Evaluation and Feedback|
Please feel free to pass this invitation along to any colleagues that may be interested.
Attendance is limited to 30 participants, so RSVP as soon as possible to reserve your spot. The cost to attend is $30.00. Payments can be made by cheque to the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation in advance or at the event. Receipts will be issued.
Thank you to our partner, the Ontario Professional Planners Institute (OPPI).
OPPI is the recognized voice of the Province’s planning profession. Our more than 4,000 members work in government, private practice, universities, and not-for-profit agencies in the fields of urban and rural development, community design, environmental planning, transportation, health, social services, heritage conservation, housing, and economic development. Members meet quality practice requirements and are accountable to OPPI and the public to practice ethically and to abide by a Professional Code of Practice. Only Full Members are authorized by the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Act, 1994, to use the title “Registered Professional Planner” (or “RPP”).
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Blackstock, ON L0B 1B0
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