Plant-a-Row, Donate-a-Row

How can we give more back to our communities?

This is a common question coming from community gardeners,  luckily for us it’s easy!  Just Plant a row in your garden & after the harvest Donate a Row!  It’s that simple!

Before you complete your crop plan, gardeners should seek out which local food cupboards or local food programs are close to their gardens.  After determining what options you have by using the Ottawa Food Bank’s Website’s tool  to identify the nearest food cupboard.  An interested gardener coordinator should contact them direct to find out how you can get fresh garden produce to them directly.  By contacting the food cupboard, you can ask what vegetables would be in particular demand to better suit there needs!  However, It’s not required that gardeners pre-determine what’s needed.

It’s that simple! 

Ottawa Plant-a-Row, Donate-a-Row, Garden

Starting in 2017 at the Just Food Farm there is a volunteer run 1/4 Plant-a-Row, Donate-a-Row Garden!

Large or small groups, individuals, community members – anyone is able to come help out on this plot.  Maybe you’re looking for a larger activity day like Export Development Canada in 2017

This is a good opportunity to garden when it suits you, to learn gardening basics, & to give back to your community.

Check out our events calendar for upcoming workbees.

Anyone interested in volunteering can send an email to

To find out more about the Plant a Row program, or to volunteer on Ottawa Plant-a-Row, Donate-a-Row Garden plot please contact the Community Gardening Network Coordinator.