Little Forests Kingston 2023 Annual Report

Deep gratitude to all of the incredible people who've been part of growing Kingston's City in a Forest in 2023, we've had an amazing year! We’re excited to share our 2023 Annual Report. Read the report to learn more about our impact in 2023, the symbiosis growing across the city, and our dreams for 2024.

2023 planting impact by the numbers

A few highlights:

  • We planted 2,695 trees across 5 little forests and 12 pocket forests, in 12 different neighbourhoods.
  • An estimated 500 volunteers participated in our projects, including 4 public school groups, students from both Queens and St. Lawrence College, and 8 community organizations.
  • We’re very grateful for our growing collaborations with many wonderful organisations, including All Our Relations Land Trust, the Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC), Queen's University, the Rotarians of Kingston, several local elementary and secondary schools.
  • We’re acting in allyship with All Our Relations Land Trust as they work towards transforming the meaning of development towards shovel worthy principles that recognize the need to respect all of the beings of the Land, including Water, Soil and Air.
  • In 2024, we’re hoping to plant two little forests in collaboration with KFHC as well as continuing with our afforestation of Grenvillle Park.
  • We're growing our Pocket Forests program.
  • We'll experiment with Pocket Prairies.
  • We'll experiment with Imagination Activism as a way to explore what a City in a Forest might look like, feel like, sound like, smell like and taste as well as the meaning & implications of survival ecology to the future ecologies of a City in a Forest.

Wondering where you can visit a little forest? Here's our planting map.

Wondering where you can visit a little forest? Here's our planting map.

Thank you to all of you for being a node in the mycelial network that is blossoming into a City in a Forest!