This is the third piece in an ongoing CGN blog. This blog will be filled with snapshots of the network, garden activities, garden profiles, coordinator profiles & more!
This post is about the fantastic Canadian Organic Growers program Senior Organic Gardeners. The post is written by Nancy Moir at her blog Grown In My BackYard.SOG Article for Just Food
This is the second piece in an ongoing CGN’s blog. This blog will be filled with snapshots of the network, garden activities, garden profiles, coordinator profiles & more!
This post is about the Woodpark Common Ground Garden, located on NCC Urban Lands close to the Lincoln Fields’ Station in Wood Park. The post is written by Nancy Moir at her blog Grown In My BackYard.common ground final (1)
This is the CGN’s first ever blog post! This blog will be filled with snapshots of the network, garden activities, garden profiles, coordinator profiles & more!
Our inaugural blog post is on Lexington Green Life gardens at 507 Riverdale Avenue, the post is written by Nancy Moir at her blog Grown In My BackYard.
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On Saturday, October 14th, between 11:30 am – 3pm, eaters from across Ottawa are invited to a celebration at Just Food Farm.
See the details here for you to share with colleagues, friends and family.
Please click to register so we know how many are coming to plan some food treats: https://www.goodfoodcelebrations.ca/
The free event will feature:
· The launch of the new community pavilion, solar project showpiece, and renovated community barn
· Two inspiring young speakers who connect local to global food issues
· A community art show and new food forests
· Live music
· Local food samples (free samples created by Red Apron, food options for purchase, and also encouraging folks to bring their own picnics)
· A wagon ride or walking tour to learn about what is growing on the farm
· Free sample of Beau’s craft beer
Please click “next page,” for french post.How to Start a Community Garden
We are thrilled to announce the first-ever art show to be held at Just Food Farm! Just Food is seeking artists of all backgrounds and levels of expertise to submit their work for consideration in the Fall 2017 exhibition. Those whose pieces are selected will have the opportunity to showcase their art in the newly renovated barn on-site, with the grand-opening occurring on hOctober 14t
For more detailed information about the venue and how to submit work, please see the submission form below
If you are interested in submitting your original art please send a photo of your work and a completed submission form to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Network.
Registration is required for this workshop as space is limited.
Thursday November 24th 6:00 -8:00
North Gloucester Branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 2036 Ogilvie Rd.
To Register: please send Jordan an email at Communitygardening@justfood.ca specifying which workshop you wish to attend and let me know the general area where you plan to set up a community garden, and, if possible, the exact site.
Ottawa is full of interesting and innovative ways of teaching and learning about good food in schools. In celebration of National Farm to School month in Canada we are holding a School Food Forum to talk about all different facets of food in schools.
Please join us at the 2016 School Food Forum to connect with other school food advocates, teachers, students, parents, chefs, agencies and farmers. Here is some what you can expect at the 2016 School Food Forum:
Meet service providers and learn about new initiatives;
Share your school food needs;
Learn about exciting projects throughout the city
Connect with other people interested in creating healthy school food environments
If you want to get started celebrating Farm to School Month enter your school’s Farm to School story for a chance to win $1500. Visit Sustain Ontario for more information.
To Register: http://justfood.nationbuilder.com/school_food_2016