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City seeks input on draft Edible Forest Policy

April 28, 2016 -

The City of Kingston is creating an Edible Forest Policy to guide the development and maintenance of fruit and nut trees on City land.

"The proposed policy would offer us another way to encourage urban community gardening. Urban agriculture is sustainable and offers opportunities for healthier lifestyles, community development and increased food security," says Luke Follwell, director, recreation and leisure services.

See the policy at www.CityofKingston.ca/GetInvolved  and offer your comments by May 9 to Chanda Sames csames@cityofkingston.ca or phone: 613-546-4291, ext. 3250.

The proposed Edible Forest Policy would be administered in conjunction with the Community Garden Development and Operations Policy and would offer a framework for community groups to create fruit- and nut-tree orchards on public lands.

About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 125,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. Kingston is focusing on being smart and livable as it pursues its vision to become Canada's most sustainable city. We focus on environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality –ensuring that today's decisions don't compromise our future.  Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.