Public consultation: Lakeside Edible Orchard

Dan planting raspberries at Lakeside Community Garden this spring. Lakeside Edible Orchard will be bursting with raspberries, haskap berries, sour cherries, Saskatoon berries, aronia berries, goji berries and more along with many different varieties of fruit tree.

City of Kingston of sponsoring a public consultation of the proposed Lakeside Community Garden Edible Orchard


Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 4-6 p.m at Lakeside Community Garden, behind Centre 70 (bring a chair or blanket) or Centre 70, 100 Days Rd. (6-8 p.m., rainy day back up)


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 operations
  • 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 Orchard?

An edible orchard is the community led planting, management and harvesting of fruit trees, nut trees and/or shrubs.

Project Background:

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 consultation is to provide an overview of Lakeside Community Garden’s Edible Orchard proposal and discuss its benefits, impacts on the surrounding community, and how the community can get involved.

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

Lakeside Community Garden contact: Please feel free to contact the garden via Joyce Hostyn at 613-893-4107 or 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,