Spring Workshops with the Community Garden Network

Here are some of the upcoming spring gardening workshops happening across Ottawa through the Community Garden Network. More workshops will be added throughout the season! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for registration information.

April Offerings:

Natural Pest Control and Companion Planting with Robert Danforth

This workshop will cover natural pest control for organic herb and vegetable plots and containers.  Encouraging the helpful and managing the hurtful (bugs, animals, fungus, bacteria, etc.) must be part of garden design and maintenance.

  • When: Monday, April 25th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Dempsey Community Centre, 1895 Russell Rd., Room 1
  • To register, please contact: Dempsey Community Centre at 613-247-4846

Beginner Organic Vegetable Gardening with David Hinks

This is an introductory workshop where you will learn about the climate and soils of Ottawa, which vegetables grow best here, and how to grow them.

  • When: Wednesday, April 27th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Beaverbrook Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2500 Campeau Dr., Room B
  • To register, please contact: sustainkanatanorth@envirocentre.ca. Note that although registration is not necessary, it is encouraged.

May Offerings:

Seed Saving with Kate Green

Getting started so you have seeds forever!

Even if you only have one plant or a small mixed vegetable garden, you can save seeds!  There are some basic tips to this age-old practice to help you have good harvests year after year – and be self sufficient.

This will be an introductory workshop led by Kate Green, from Seeds of Diversity Canada (Seeds.ca). She have been a seed saver for a while and training on seed saving for about 6 years. Bring your interests, questions and be ready for an active evening as well – we will get right into it!

Beginner Organic Vegetable Gardening with David Hinks

This is an introductory workshop where you will learn about the climate and soils of Ottawa, which vegetables grow best here, and how to grow them.

Permaculture 101 with Tom Marcantino

Learn the basics of permaculture design in this introductory workshop.

  • When: Thursday, May 19th, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bayshore Park Field House, 175 Woodridge Cres.
  • To register, please contact: Just Food at communitygardening@justfood.ca or 613-699-6850 x12

Herbal Tips & Tricks with Amber Westfall

A workshop that highlights the benefits of specific plants, such as Calendula, herbs, and many more, as well as the different ways they can be used/grown.

  • When: Tuesday, May 24th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 480 Avalon Pl.
  • To register, please contact: trinity.garden@rogers.com 

Beginner Organic Vegetable Gardening with David Hinks

This is an introductory workshop where you will learn about the climate and soils of Ottawa, which vegetables grow best here, and how to grow them.

  • When: Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 480 Avalon Pl.
  • To register, please contact: trinity.garden@rogers.com

Edible Perennials with Telsing Andrews

Break free from convention and find out about the world of edible perennials.  It’s bigger than herbs, fruits and the odd vegetable. Some have been forgotten and are hiding in plain sight in many people’s ornamental garden.

  • When: Wednesday, May 25th, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Beaverbrook Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2500 Campeau Dr., Room A
  • To register, please contact: sustainkanatanorth@envirocentre.ca. Note that although registration is not necessary, it is encouraged.

Herbal Tips & Tricks with Corrie Rabbe

Corrie Rabbe, local bee keeper and herbalist of Radical Homestead, will talk about the basics of healing plants, their benefits, and easy ways to incorporate them into your life. 

  • When: Sunday, May 29th, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Where: Ravenswing Arts + Music Fair at the south east corner of Minto Park
  • Registration is not necessary; the fair runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, go to: Ravenswing Ottawa

Natural Pest Control and Companion Planting with Robert Danforth

This workshop will cover natural pest control for organic herb and vegetable plots and containers.  Encouraging the helpful and managing the hurtful (bugs, animals, fungus, bacteria, etc.) must be part of garden design and maintenance.

  • When: Tuesday, May 31st, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Bayshore Park Field House, 175 Woodridge Cres.
  • To register, please contact: Just Food at communitygardening@justfood.ca or 613-699-6850 x12

June Offerings:

Natural Pest Control and Companion Planting with Robert Danforth

This workshop will cover natural pest control for organic herb and vegetable plots and containers.  Encouraging the helpful and managing the hurtful (bugs, animals, fungus, bacteria, etc.) must be part of garden design and maintenance.

  • When: Thursday, June 9th. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Where: Beaverbrook Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2500 Campeau Dr., Room A
  • To register, please contact: sustainkanatanorth@envirocentre.ca. Note that although registration is not necessary, it is encouraged.