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 Layout of plant species at the Parkside Community Orchard (pdf) 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

Council considers pricing structure ...

October 15, 2018

Residents will be able to customize their Blue and Black Cart collection system to meet their household waste needs and also influence their utility rates, as outlined tonight during first reading of the Utility Bylaw amendment (3606/2018).

The City will explore annexation

October 15, 2018

At tonight’s regular City Council meeting, a motion was approved that gives The City direction to explore the merits of annexation.

Red Deerians invited to participate ...

October 12, 2018

“On behalf of the City Manager recruitment team, I encourage all residents of Red Deer to participate in consultations that will help define the characteristics, attributes, and skills the next City Manager should possess.