ASSESSING THE AVAILABLE LAND AREA FOR URBAN AGRICULTURE ON THE HALIFAX PENINSULA
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This study explored the potential for urban agriculture in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Land availability on the peninsula (districts 11-14) was examined. There are limitations to urban agriculture, such as rain, space, and sunlight availability, as well as soil conditions and contamination. This study focused on land and sunlight availability. It was limited to an investigation of on-ground gardens and the cultivation of crops. Although other methods of urban agriculture, such as green roofs, and livestock and beekeeping, can exist within the city, these were not be explored in this study. This study aimed to answer two questions: 1.How much viable urban agricultural space is available for on-ground gardens in yards and vacant lots on the Halifax Peninsula? 2. To what extent does shading limit the potential for urban agriculture on the peninsula? The overall goal was to establish a better understanding of the potential to produce food in the urban environment in Halifax.