Community Gardens Guides
New Garden Blueprints & Budget (Thanks to Kingston's own Inner Harbour Community Garden Collaborative!)
Community Gardening 101: Starting a community garden
Community Gardens Guide (updated 2017): An introduction to gardening, also translated into six languages:
Kingston Area Organizations
The following organizations support community gardening and urban agriculture:
Municipal Resources: Documents & Forms
City of Kingston Community Gardens website
City of Kingston Community Gardens Development and Operations Policy (see also: draft of 2016 revision)
City of Kingston Edible Forest Initiative
Watch for the Annual Kingston Blooms competition!
Guidelines and Application Form for City of Kingston Community Garden grant application for gardens on municipal property only (2016 grant round completed)
There are various granting agencies which may be able to provide funds or grants for your garden group. Here are a few local agencies. For other ideas, please contact us at the Kingston Community Garden Network.
Beginner Gardening Resources
Calculating Soil Volumes
To figure out what volume of topsoil, mulch, compost, or gravel to order, you will need to find the volume in cubic yards. This document will help you figure it out!
Accessible Garden Beds
The following community gardens have accessible garden beds on site:
Calvin Park Community Garden
Elmwood Community Garden
Oak Street Community Garden
MacLean Trail Community Garden
MacLean Park Community Garden
Sunnyside Community Garden
Persons with limited mobility are encouraged to apply to garden in these beds. Contact the Community Gardens Network Coordinator to find out more.
A big thank you to the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area for providing the funds for accessible bed construction!
Garden Guide – A guide to gardening that covers everything from building your soil through to harvest time. Created by the Community Garden Network of Ottawa.
The Organic Backyard – A guide to applying organic farming practices to your home or community garden. Created by Canadian Organic Growers.
More Garden Resources
From Neglected Parcels to Community Gardens; A Handbook. Wasach Community Garden, Salt Lake City, Utah. Brian Emerson, with input from the Wasatch Community Gardens staff: Ginger Ogilvie, Celia Bell, Don Anderson, Agnes Chiao and Rob Ferris.
Community Garden Start-Up Guide by Rachel Surls, and Yvonne Savio, Common Ground Garden Program Manager, UCCE March 2001 (Los Angeles, CA)