PORTLAND — The City of Portland’s Department of Public Services and Healthy Portland, a program of the Health and Human Services Department, will host a public forum tonight to discuss community gardening in the city.

Topics to be discussed at the forum include:

— The goals of the city’s Community Garden Program

— City owned parcels that may be suitable for community gardens

— What the city should do to support community gardens

— What barriers hinder participation in community gardening

Feedback given at the forum will help shape the city’s program for the future.

The forum will be held between 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall on Myrtle Street.