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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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Support Our Work for Just, Sustainable Food and Farming Systems

We’re wrapping up another productive year here at Just Food! Over the past months and years, our small team, joined by hundreds of volunteers and community supporters, have managed to make great strides for all our projects. What’s been happening? In the last five years we’ve increased the number of community gardens across Ottawa from …

Deadline Extended for Start-Up Farm Program to Dec 3!

Hello Just Food friends, By request from a number of people, Just Food is extending the deadline for Start-Up Farm applications from this Sunday to Monday, December 3, 2018 – 9am to allow another couple of weekends to ask us questions and fill in the application form. Please keep in mind that there is the …

Nov 15, Dec 5 & Jan 13: How to Start a Community Garden Workshop

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! This workshop will be facilitated by Jordan Bouchard of the Community Garden …

Food, Fairs and Farm Events This September

September 2018 Food News and Events in the Ottawa Region Just Food News and Events 1. Sept 12 or 15 | Opportunity for Land/Supports to Start a Farm Business 2. Sept 12, 14 & Oct 16 | CGN Workshops 3. Sept 23 | Green Energy Open Doors at Just Food Tour 4. Sept 30 | Thinking …

Food and Farm Events this August

August 2018 Food News and Events in the Ottawa Region Just Food News and Events 1. August 18 | Agroecology Field School and Research Summit 2. August 18 | Agroecology Shindig and Hootenanny 3. August 19 | Savour Ottawa Taste Trails: Walk on the Wild Side Tour Other Community News and Events 4. August | Eat Together Ottawa 5. August 11 | All About Bugs! 6. August 9 – 12 | Navan Fair  …

The Haven Community Garden

The Haven Community Garden in Barrhaven is one of the city’s newest community gardens. It’s beautifully situated on Via Chianti Grove off Longfields Drive, at the end of a row of townhouses and adjacent to two low-rise buildings. Residents of these new buildings gaze down upon 25 beds of lush green vegetables and fruits. The …