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Interested in starting a community orchard on municipal property in your neighbourhood?

Please review the Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy and submit a request to gardens@lovingspoonful.org.

The City will help determine whether the site you've selected is appropriate to plant for food production.

About the Policy

The City recognizes that community-led planting, management and harvesting of fruit trees, and nut trees and/or shrubs:

  • promotes community development,
  • increases opportunities for recreation, socialization and
  • contributes to the City's tree canopy and urban forest. 

These benefits align with goals identified in the community-built Sustainable Kingston Plan, the City's Recreation and Leisure Master Plan and Urban Forest Management Plan.

The Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy establishes a framework for community-led planting, management and harvesting of fruit trees, nut trees and/or shrubs on City-owned lands. This policy is to be used in conjunction with the Community Garden Development and Operations policy.

Apple tree