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Just Food is a local, non-profit, community-based organization that works on both rural and urban food and farming issues in Ottawa and the surrounding region

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Just Food Newsletter April 2019

April 2019 Just Food News and Events  1. April 13, April 27 | Ottawa Seed Library Pick-up Locations at Earth Day Celebrations 2. April 29 | Just Food Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Our Board of Directors 3. May 1 | Deadline to Purchase Your Rain Barrels and Water Totes to Support Just Food! Other …

Just Food Seeking Volunteers to Serve on Our Board of Directors

Just Food seeks dedicated food systems volunteers to serve on our Board of Directors (terms are 3 years in duration, and can be renewed once to a 6-year maximum).  We welcome people from diverse backgrounds, and in this call for expressions of interest, we are looking for a Treasurer, as well as 2-3 additional new …

Support Just Food, purchase a rain barrel!

In honour of World Water Day, we are launching our Rain Barrel Fundraiser. Rain barrels are an excellent water conservation tool that simultaneously reduces water bills, prevents runoff and local flooding, and contributes to healthy soil and plants. Support Just Food by purchasing your rain barrel from us this year. All rain barrel purchases include: …

CSA Shares for 2019 Still Available!

Community Shared Agriculture (CSA)—sometimes called Community Supported Agriculture—is an agreement between farmers and eaters, where eaters agree to purchase locally produced food from farmers at the beginning of a growing season, and farmers agree to provide fresh, high quality food as it becomes available throughout the season. CSA is important for strengthening local food systems: …

March 26, 2019 Workshop: How to Start a Community Garden in Ottawa

Get ready for spring at the free, “How to Start a Community Garden” workshop! You will learn about the steps involved in starting a community garden. How to search for land, what is essential when starting a community garden, the supports that are available, tips for organizing the garden, and much more! The attendance of at least …

Ottawa Seedy Saturday – March 2!

Calling All Gardeners! Eager to get back in your garden? This annual seed exchange and sale will feature an organic mini-market, garden talks and workshops, a swap table and organic snacks. While your gardens sleep under their blanket of snow, why not come out for a visit? Where: Ron Kolbus Centre, Brittania Park When: March …