Community Food Forests and Orchards

image of a hand picking berries

We are proud to provide concentrated edible landscape plantings across our City. Many of these initiatives are managed in partnership with community groups. All fruits and nuts grown on parkland are fair game to the public. Please harvest respectfully, being sure to leave some for others. Public access and harvest does not extend to other gardening sites including Garden Plots and Community Gardens. The public is not permitted to pick from privately grown annual gardens.  

Community Orchard / Food Forest Location Contact
Lancaster Green Gardens 11 Lancaster Drive, SE corner of Lancaster Drive and 30 Avenue intersection  Loretta Myktyshyn: 403-391-3356
403-358-4279 loretta@myktyshyn.ca
Parkside Community Food Forest North of Nash Street Ken Lehman: 403-314-5854 ken.lehman@reddeer.ca
Mountview / Sunnybrook Community Orchard 4316 32 Street, east of Station #3 Mountview / Sunnybrook Community Association (orchard maintained by community association volunteers)
Waskasoo Community Gardens 4409 58 Street, corner of 45 Avenue and 58 Street Brenda Garrett: 403-347-3883 brenda.garrett@telus.net
Central Food Forest West end of sports field at Central Middle School Ken Lehman: 403-314-5854 ken.lehman@reddeer.ca

For more information on edible plants in Red Deer, view the Edible trees, shrubs and vines leaflet (pdf)

Please view the  to find out what is planted and where it is planted! 

For more information on gardening opportunities please contact:

Cemetery Services
The City of Red Deer
Box 5008
Red Deer, Alberta

Phone: 403-342-8303
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday to Friday

News & Notices

Proposed 2019 Operating Budget...

December 12, 2018

With a focus on community safety for our community, the recommended 2019 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining quality of life for Red Deerians.

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December 11, 2018

Residents can expect to receive text, email and phone call alerts on Thursday as The City runs a test of their emergency notification system, Notify Red Deer.

Increase of 1 per cent for exempt City..

December 10, 2018

Exempt staff will see a 1 per cent increase in their salary, effective January 1, 2018, after City Council approved the adjustment at tonight’s City Council meeting.