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 Community Orchard Map (pdf)   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 Map (pdf) North of Nash Street Ken Lehman: 403-314-5854 ken.lehman@reddeer.ca
Mountview/Sunnybrook Community Orchard Map (pdf) 4316 32 Street, east of Station #3 Mountview/Sunnybrook Community Association (maintained by community association volunteers)
Waskasoo Community Orchard Map (pdf) 4409 58 Street, corner of 45 Avenue and 58 Street Brenda Garrett: 403-347-3883 brenda.garrett@telus.net
Central Community Food Forest Map (pdf) West end of sports field at Central Middle School Ken Lehman: 403-314-5854 ken.lehman@reddeer.ca
Twin Spruce Community Orchard Map (pdf) Southwest of the Highway 595 and Range Road 272 intersection; across from the County Fire Hall 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)

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

City seeking further public input

August 20, 2019

The City is preparing for the next phase of community outreach for citizens to further help reshape Red Deer’s transit services.

Three Mile Bend being tested for...

August 16, 2019

Due to the potential for blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in one of the ponds at Three Mile Bend, The City of Red Deer is asking the public to use caution when in that area.