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Urban Agriculture, Livestock, and Market Gardens

This page was last reviewed on November 30, 2023.

Urban agriculture is regulated in the Village’s Zoning Bylaw (sections 4.13 and 4.14). The Zoning Bylaw regulates the use and siting of land, buildings and structures and sets out in which zones urban agriculture, market gardens, and intensive agriculture are permitted.

Urban Agriculture and Market Garden brochure

Keeping of Chickens, Poultry and Livestock

Up to six hens may be kept for non-commercial purposes in the rear yard of most properties in Cumberland. Roosters are not permitted.

The keeping and raising of livestock is only permitted on lots greater than 0.4 hectares (1.0 acre).

Honey Bees

Beekeeping for domestic purposes is permitted on all lots allowing urban agriculture provided that the regulations in Section 4.13 (e) of the Zoning Bylaw are met.

Beekeeping is not permitted in multi-family residential areas or commercial and industrial areas. Honey production is for personal consumption only.

Market Gardens

Selling at a market garden requires a business licence from the Village of Cumberland.

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