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City grows fresh produce for Loving Spoonful at Rodden Park greenhouse

Earlier this winter the City of Kingston announced the annual greenhouse experience would not be taking place as usual, due to the pandemic. The City says horticultural staff have used this time to explore unique ways the greenhouse could benefit the community. As part of a new initiative this year,

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Lionhearts meal service, nightly drop-in program moving into Stages Night Club

City Council has voted unanimously to award $39,000 to local Christian charity Lionhearts Inc. The funds will help them move their community meal program into Stages Night Club for the next six months. “From the start of the pandemic, Lionhearts Inc. has been providing free meal packages every day to

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Rideau Heights Community Center to reopen for permitted uses

The Rideau Heights Community Centre and Library at 85 MacCauley Street will begin a staggered reopening on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, according to a media release from the City of Kingston dated Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. As part of the staggered reopening, the community centre building will be open Monday

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Good Taste Tour offers taste of the town in support of Loving Spoonful

Residents and tourists alike have a new opportunity to eat, drink and shop locally to support the Kingston business community while also supporting a good cause. The new Passport to the Good Taste Tour offers the holder discounts at local businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Loving Spoonful to cancel

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Loving Spoonful’s GROW Project offering home-based programming for kids

Loving Spoonful’s GROW Project offers a year-round school garden-based food education program for nearly 900 students in and around Kingston, grades four through eight. “Our focus is on good food, community, collaboration, and environmental stewardship,” said Anne Munier, the coordinator at GROW Project. “We have workshops on things like food

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Robinson Community Garden might be the perfect place to be right now

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, Robinson Community Garden will be opening their fields for the first planting of the season. Anyone is welcome to go out and support because, according to Julie Anderson, the community coordinator at the garden, the Robinson Community Garden will need all of the help it

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Community gardens readying to reopen

After much discussion about the reopening of community gardens during the current pandemic, those who oversee such gardens here in Kingston are eagerly readying to open for their season of production. After Kingston City Council discussed the matter of the reopening of community gardens, which had been deemed non-essential by

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