Community Gardens Policy Review

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A series of vegetable garden beds with people planting and harvesting. Text says, "Community gardens."

The City of Kingston’s Community Gardens Development and Operations Policy is up for review and renewal, and we want your feedback!

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the development and operation of community gardens on municipally owned lands.

Through this survey, the City is seeking feedback on what you feel is and isn’t working with the policy. This feedback will be collected and taken into consideration to inform the updated Community Gardens Development and Operations Policy. Once an updated policy is drafted, it will be presented to Kingston City Council for review and approval.

The intention is that the updated policy will also incorporate the City’s Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy.

What is a community garden?

Community gardens provide a shared space for a group of residents or a community organization to grow and harvest produce, flowers or native plants. The City accepts applications for community gardens to be built on municipally owned lands to help residents and local non-profits establish community-led garden projects in parks and greenspaces.

Community gardens create a healthier, more livable community by helping residents grow food and build relationships with neighbours. Community gardens are open to all residents and are guided by the following principles:

  • Walkable – used and enjoyed by those who live in the community.
  • Inclusive – Welcoming, gathering space open to everyone.
  • Community-led – Designed for the community, by the community.

Have your say

  • Before July 7, complete a brief survey to share feedback.
  • To complete the survey by phone or to request a paper copy, call 613-546-0000.
  • We will be visiting community gardens around Kingston during the month of June to gather feedback.

Information gathered from this survey will be considered when updating the Community Gardens Development and Operations Policy.

A series of vegetable garden beds with people planting and harvesting. Text says, "Community gardens."

The City of Kingston’s Community Gardens Development and Operations Policy is up for review and renewal, and we want your feedback!

The purpose of this policy is to establish guidelines for the development and operation of community gardens on municipally owned lands.

Through this survey, the City is seeking feedback on what you feel is and isn’t working with the policy. This feedback will be collected and taken into consideration to inform the updated Community Gardens Development and Operations Policy. Once an updated policy is drafted, it will be presented to Kingston City Council for review and approval.

The intention is that the updated policy will also incorporate the City’s Community Orchard and Edible Forest Policy.

What is a community garden?

Community gardens provide a shared space for a group of residents or a community organization to grow and harvest produce, flowers or native plants. The City accepts applications for community gardens to be built on municipally owned lands to help residents and local non-profits establish community-led garden projects in parks and greenspaces.

Community gardens create a healthier, more livable community by helping residents grow food and build relationships with neighbours. Community gardens are open to all residents and are guided by the following principles:

  • Walkable – used and enjoyed by those who live in the community.
  • Inclusive – Welcoming, gathering space open to everyone.
  • Community-led – Designed for the community, by the community.

Have your say

  • Before July 7, complete a brief survey to share feedback.
  • To complete the survey by phone or to request a paper copy, call 613-546-0000.
  • We will be visiting community gardens around Kingston during the month of June to gather feedback.

Information gathered from this survey will be considered when updating the Community Gardens Development and Operations Policy.

Consultation has concluded
CLOSED: This quick poll has concluded.
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What do you love about community gardens?

I can grow fresh, local food for myself and others
67%
They provide opportunities to be engaged in my community
0%
They allow me to be outdoors and connect with nature
0%
They contribute to physical activity and sense of wellbeing
0%
They are educational
17%
Other
17%
Total Votes : 6