Communities in Bloom is a national initiative that promotes action by citizens, the government and local organizations and businesses to help beautify the city. Kingston has participated for the last three years and will be involved again for the 2008 competition.
The goal is to clean up the appearance of Canada’s neighbourhoods through the imaginative use of flowers, plants and trees. In addition to making things pretty, there is a large focus on environmental awareness and the preservation of culture and heritage.
In 2007, Kingston was the national winner for the 100,001-300,000 population category. This year, Kingston is registered in the “Friends” non-competitive category in preparation for entry into the International Challenge in 2010.
Participation is open to absolutely everyone and is encouraged! Beautification can take form as a window box full of flowers, a potted plant on a front porch, planting a tree or cleaning up a park. It would be amazing to see everyone in Kingston get involved! You can register as an individual or a household or you could even form a group, perhaps with your neighbours, and work on a specific project together. The possibilities are limitless!