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Help grow community gardening in Kingston

January 5, 2015 -

Kingston green thumbs and local food enthusiasts are invited to help build a vision for the local community garden network.  Come participate in a visioning session from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14 in the Reddendale Room of Centre 70 at 100 Days Rd. 

"This session is about further nurturing our growing network of active gardens to produce economical, nutritious local food," says Mara Shaw, executive director of Loving Spoonful, the local healthy food charity which administers the Kingston Community Gardens Network.

Session participants will hear a brief history of community gardening in Kingston and be invited to offer their ideas on how to develop and support a dynamic local network of community gardens.

"We want to know how we can best support a vibrant community garden network by making use of the best ideas from other communities and from our wonderful local gardeners," says Denita Arthurs, assistant supervisor, recreation programs.

The Kingston Community Gardens Network is a partnership of Loving Spoonful, the City of Kingston and the Oak St. Garden. It was established to support the creation of new community gardens on public or private lands and to assist existing community gardens.

For more information on community gardens in Kingston see: www.kingstoncommunitygardens.ca

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About the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston provides municipal services to 120,000 residents living in this visually stunning, historic city, often ranked one of the best places to live in Canada. In 2014, it was named a Top 7 Smart Community by the Intelligent Community Forum. Our vision – to become Canada's most sustainable city – focusses our efforts on: environmental responsibility, social equity, economic health and cultural vitality. Please visit www.CityofKingston.ca and join the conversation on social media.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, media relations officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116, or call the communications department at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.