Kingston's Community Gardens

Kingston is now home to 25 community gardens. Some gardens have allotments - plots that individuals/families can rent year-to-year for growing their own crops. Other gardens are managed communally, or by staff/volunteers of a particular agency - including several donation gardens. Below is a list of all of the community gardens with allotments in Kingston, followed by a list of gardens without allotments. 

Community Gardens with Allotments

Calvin Park Community Garden

Description: Calvin Park Community Garden is located on land donated by the United Church. Open to everyone. 

 

Location: 200 Norman Rogers Drive (Cooke’s-Portsmouth United Church Property)

 

Number of allotments: 30+

Allotments available in 2020: 

Contact: calvinparkcommunitygarden@gmail.com

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Elmwood Community Garden

Description: The longest continuously run community garden in Kingston, Elmwood Community Garden is nestled in the Bowling Green Apartments on city-owned land. The gardeners maintain a large composter and have two accessible garden beds for members with limited mobility.

Location: 36 Elmwood Street

 

Number of allotments:


Contact: Sandra Chopping, 

sandrachopping@gmail.com, 613-547-6245

Friendship Park Community Garden

Description: Nestled on a quiet side-street in the Skeleton Park neighbourhood, the Friendship Park Community Garden features 9 4x4 plots in a long raised bed, with one lower sided bed for increased accessibility. Onsite composting, rain barrels, and some basic supplies & tools in a shed. The park has a great playground, tennis/basketball court, and small path; bring your kids, dogs, and friends along to do some gardening! Get in touch to check plot availability or with any questions.

 

Location: Corner of Chestnut St. & Carlisle St.

 

Number of allotments: 9

Contact: Tanya Robinson,
416-315-7379, 

friendshipparkgarden@gmail.com

Lakeside Community Garden

Description: Lakeside Community Garden welcomes new gardeners and volunteers to join as plots become available. Lakeside is involved in a variety of projects including individual gardening plots, a large donation garden, school gardens, edible food forest, medicinal garden, seed saving initiative, native species/butterfly gardens and an opportunity for more. 

 

Please visit 

https://lakesidecommunitygarden.org/ for more information or email the garden coordinator.

Location: Front & Days Road (near Centre 70)

Number of allotments: 50+

Allotments available in 2020: none

 

Contact: Sarah Martinek, lakesidegarden70@gmail.com

MacLean Park Community Garden

Description: Operated on city-owned land, it is a welcoming place where residents can come together, grow food, friendships, learn and share

 

Location: MacLean Park (Gore Road and Dalgeish Avenue)

 

Number of allotments: 8

Contact: Melanie Kerr, kerrmpublicacct@gmail.com

MacLean Trail Community Garden

Description: On municipal heritage property on Hwy 15, MacLean Trail Community Garden offers twelve 4’x16’ raised bed gardens. The garden enhances the use of the property as a centre for community gatherings, and provides significant community benefit including contributing to local food programs. Some garden beds are leased for exclusive use by individual members, while other beds are reserved for common and donation beds.

 

Location: MacLean Trail (by the Pittsburgh Library off Gore Road), Pittsburgh Township

 

Number of allotments: 10

Contact: Melanie Kerr, kerrmpublicacct@gmail.com

Oak Street Community Gardens

Description: Oak Street Gardens is a place for everyone and anyone to grow food for themselves and others and to learn about food gardening. The garden includes allotment plots, tasting gardens, a donation garden, programming plots, and a market-training garden.
Website: 

https://oakstreetgarden.wordpress.com/
Facebook: Oak Street Community Garden

 

Location: Greenspace where Oak Street bends near the end of Victoria Street

 

Number of allotments: 80
 

Contact:

Maryse Chalifoux, 
oakstreetgarden@riseup.net,

613-544-9913

Queen's West Campus Community Garden

Description: Priority is given to the Queen’s University Community, but plots are often available for the general public.

 

Location: Located at the Stone House near tennis courts at West Campus of Queen’s University (Sir John A. Macdonald).

 

Number of allotments: 21

Allotments available in 2020: 10+

 

Contact: Llynwen Osborne, lrao@queensu.ca,
613-533-3396

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Ongwanada Community Garden

Description: Ongwanada’s community garden offers 16 tilled garden plots measuring 8′ x 20′ available for rental for the gardening season. One stipulation is that all plots must remain herbicide free and pesticide free. Your yearly $30 plot fee includes the use of one garden plot, use of Ongwanada’s garden tools, and the preparation of the soil in spring and fall, and water supply.


Location: 114 Wright Cr. behind Ongwanada Crescent Community Services

 

Number of allotments: 16

Contact: Heather Lochhead

hlochhead@ongwanada.com 

Community Services Supervisor

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Sunnyside Community Garden

Description: The Sunnyside Community Garden is a volunteer-run organization working in partnership with Utilities Kingston and OPIRG Kingston. Its goals are to enable residents to grow their own food and flowers, to give people a place to meet neighbours, to provide educational opportunities for the community, and to provide a welcoming place for everybody to enjoy. The garden is located in the Williamsville neighbourhood and includes allotments and a donation garden.

 

Location: MacDonnell St just north of Brock St

 

Number of allotments: 30

Contact: sunnysidegardenkingston@gmail.com
 

Wolfe Island Community Garden

Description: The Wolfe Island Community Garden aims to be a flexible, multi-purpose and sustainable outdoor resource for community use. It is a welcoming space for all ages, including youth, to exchange knowledge/experience and to develop skills related to gardening and healthy, active living. The Garden will be a central space that encourages connection and collaboration between many residents and community groups/organizations. It is a place for residents to engage with the natural environment. For more, visit the website.

 

Location: Village of Marysville, Centre Street, Wolfe Island

 

Number of allotments: Limited individual and shared plots. Priority given to residents of Wolfe Island.

 

Contact:

wolfeislandcommunitygarden@gmail.com

An Clachan Community Garden

Description: For An Clachan (Queen's mature & international students residence) use only.

Location:

47 Van Order Dr. (Queen's residence)

Number of allotments: 10

Contact: Lynwen Osborne,

lrao@queensu.ca, 613-533-3396

CFB Kingston Community Garden

Description: Would you like to experiment with gardening?  Become a KMFRC Community Garden member. This garden is for military families, veterans, DND personnel and reservists. $15 per garden plot, first come first served.
 

http://kmfrc.com/garden

Location: 32 Lundy's Lane (Kingston Military Family Resource Centre)

 

Number of allotments: 18

Contact: KMFRC's main office : 613-541-5010 X 5195 or kmfrc@forces.gc.ca

Community Gardens without Allotments

AMHS Garden
 

Description: This is a therapeutic garden for Addictions & Mental Health Services clients.

Location: 31 Lyons St.

Contact: lsmith@amhs-kfla.ca 

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Bellevue House Garden

Built in the early 1840’s this historic property was home to Canada’s first Prime Minister and today remains almost unchanged to what it once was. Bellevue house is open to the public for tours of the beautiful house and grounds, by staff in period costume. The garden is in 19th century style and boasts half an acre of vegetable gardens, an orchard, and several ornamental gardens. The Bellevue house staff and volunteers have grown over 1000 lbs of organic food each year, using old techniques and tools. Last year they donated 300 lbs of food to local meal programs and they continue to offer wonderful, fresh produce to the community. Certainly a stop not to be missed, for both the history and the nature lover!

 

Location:

35 Centre Street

 

Contact:

613-545-8666

Compton Park Garden

Description: Compton Park Garden consists of three 6'x10' raised beds that are gardened collectively by the community. 
 

Location: Helen St side of Compton Park (corner of Carruthers)

 

Contact: Jordan Morelli,

jordan@emfmapping.ca

Community Harvest Garden

Description: The Community Harvest Garden seeks to fill in the gaps regarding lack of affordable produce in Kingston’s North End. We also provide learning and leadership opportunities, and strive to empower others to create positive change in their communities. Gardens are managed by a team of staff and volunteers and produce is distributed through the Community Harvest Market. 

Learn more at https://communityharvestkingston.com/

Location: 463 Elliott Ave.

 

Contact: 

communityharvestmarket@gmail.com

Extend-A-Family Community Garden

Location:

361 Montreal St.

John Howard Society Community Garden

Description: Garden is managed collectively by clients, staff and volunteers of the John Howard Society. 

Location: 771 Montreal St. (right side of buildling)

Contact: Julie Langan, 

julie.langan@johnhowardkingston.ca

Kingston Community Health Centres Garden
Kingston Co-op Homes

Location:

1338 Princess St.

Contact:

sandrachopping@gmail.com

Queen's AMS Garden

Description: Small garden managed by the Queen's AMS (Alma Mater Society). Produce is grown to supplement the AMS Food Bank. 

Location: 218 Barrie St. (behind Mac Brown building)

Contact: sic@ams.queensu.ca

Salvation Army Community Garden

Description: Located at the Salvation Army Community and Family Services on Patrick St. Produce grown is used in programs and made available to the public. 

Location: 342 Patrick St.

Contact: Jack Parker, housing2@kingstonsa.ca

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Sydenham Street United Church

Description:

The purpose of the garden is to create a biologically productive and educational space in which members can learn about and engage in urban agriculture. In doing so, we seek to lessen the disconnect between us and our food and promote concepts of food sovereignty.

Unlike many community gardens, we do not offer allotments - rather, gardeners work collectively to grow and harvest produce for donation to Loving Spoonful's Grow-A-Row program. Since 2017, we have donated nearly 400lbs of produce! 
 

Location: 82 Sydenham St.

Allotments: none

Contact: Donna Delyea, delyead@live.com

Town Homes Community Garden

Location:

610 Montreal St.

Contact:

amcginnis@thk.ca, garden@thk.ca

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