Join us on Saturday September 21st for Lakeside Community Garden’s open house.
Workshop: an introduction to fruit tree guilds
A fruit tree guild is an edible plant community with a fruit (or nut) tree at the centre. Learn how to combine multi-functional plant species in layers to create a beautiful plant community that not only provides you with food, but supports pollinators and birds, stores water, improves soil fertility, increases pest resistance and captures carbon.
10:00 – 11:30 am
Garden work party and free pizza for volunteers
Join us in between workshops for a free pizza lunch and to help with garden jobs including mulching pathways, weeding and turning compost. Please bring reusable water bottles and gardening gloves.
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tomato seed saving workshop with KASSI
Kingston Area Seed System Initiative is growing beautiful heirloom tomatoes at Lakeside. We will be on hand to demo tomato seed-saving so you can save your seeds too! There will also be tomatoes for tasting.
You are invited to attend the public consultation session
on Lakeside Community Garden’s proposed Edible Orchard. The objective of this public consultation is to:
Provide background information on the benefits of community orchards and
Let residents know how they can participate in the establishment of and become
a member of the proposed orchard
Provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions and voice their
support for or concerns about the proposed community orchard
What is a Community Edible
An edible orchard is the community led
planting, management and harvesting of fruit trees, nut trees and/or shrubs.
The Lakeside Community Garden group have been working with City staff
and the Kingston Community Gardens Network to assess the design, function, and
costs associated with the development of an edible orchard.
This meeting is a great opportunity to voice your support or raise any
concerns you may have about the proposed garden. The group plans to break
ground and implement the garden this summer.
Date: Wednesday, September 25, 2019; Time: 4-6 p.m.
Location: Lakeside Community Garden, behind Centre 70 (bring a chair or blanket)
Rainy day back up: 6-8 p.m., Centre 70, 100 Days Rd.
Those who are unable to
attend are invited to submit their comments in written form by noon on Wednesday,
October 9, 2019 to Lilith Wyatt, Community Gardens Network Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lakeside Community Garden contact: Please feel
free to contact the garden via Joyce Hostyn at 613-893-4107 or email@example.com if
you have any further questions or would like to become involved.
City of Kingston contact: Lynda Breen, Recreation Program Supervisor, 613-546-4291 x1705, firstname.lastname@example.org
We’re building an edible forest garden here at Lakeside! And the foundational building block of our edible forest is going to be fruit tree guilds. We’re planning apple, pear, cherry, plum, persimmon, pawpaw and jujube fruit tree guilds (to name a few).
A fruit tree guild is an edible plant community with a fruit (or nut) tree at the centre.
Fruit tree guild workshop
Learn how to combine multi-functional plant species in layers to create a beautiful plant community that not only provides you with food, but supports pollinators and birds, stores water, improves soil fertility, increases pest resistance and captures carbon.
Join us at Lakeside Community Garden during Loving Spoonful’s Community Garden Open House Day
Location: Lakeside Community Garden Date: Saturday September 21st Time: 10:00 – 11:30 am
This is the first of a series of workshops on permaculture, forest gardening and regenerative agriculture that we’ll be offering at Lakeside.
If you’re interested in helping build an edible forest garden at Lakeside or want to be on our mailing list for future workshops email email@example.com.