Green your community space or school with fruit-bearing trees and shrubs. The Cenovus Food Forest project will plant twenty food forests on school grounds or your chosen community space in the fall of 2023! The program will supply fruit-bearing trees & shrubs and required planting day supplies at no cost. Members of the community are highly encouraged to participate in the planting day. The benefits of having a food forest in your community include increasing biodiversity, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, providing land-based learning opportunities, and creating an edible landscape for years to come!

What’s included:

● Guided planting day in the fall of 2023

● Fruit-bearing trees & shrubs (i.e. apple trees, raspberries, strawberries, etc., species subject to supplier availability)

● Planting supplies: mulch, soil mix, tree stakes

● Food Forest sign

● Other equipment needed for the planting day will be supplied for the day (i.e., shovels, buckets, etc.)

2023 Cenovus Food Forest One-Pager


School 2023 Cenovus Food Forest Pack


2022 Selected Cenovus Food Forests 

Photo Gallery


Cenovus - Forests that feed: Inspiring youth to connect with nature 

February 2023

Sun West School Division - A Food Forest Enriches Outlook High School and Community

September 20, 2022


“We are grateful to the NSRBC and Cenovus for making these resources available to us and for your help in making the project happen. Students are already talking about how they can’t wait to sample the fruit next year. It is being noticed and appreciated in our community as well. We are excited to have it be a new part of our outdoor learning space.”


Diana Couture: Teacher at Debden School

"Thanks so much to all who were involved in organizing and dispersing the trees and shrubs for our Food Forest. Our students had a great time planting and caring for the trees and shrubs. We are excited to see how they winter and are curious to see how much fruit they will produce next year. This was a great opportunity to teach the students about caring for trees and enjoying the outdoors. Thanks again."


Joyce Paterson: Marsden School Community Council Vice Chair.

The Cenovus Notice Nature Food Forests were possible thanks to the generous funding received from Cenovus Energy.