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Get Ready to Garden 2021 | Learn Through (Virtual) Gardening Workshops and Resources

____ Click to see details below: 1. Just Food Gardening Basics – Free Workshops 2. Free Garden Guides for Ottawa in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, Arabic 3. Canadian Organic Growers Gardening Symposium 2021 1. Just Food Gardening Basics – Free Workshops  Gardening Basics brought to you by Community Gardening Network at Just Food, for home gardeners or community …

March 2021 | WORKSHOP How to Start a Community Garden

Join us on March 23 or March 27, 2021 and learn about the steps involved in starting a community garden. How to search for land, what is essential when starting a community garden, the support available, tips for organizing and much more!Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators.The attendance …

Input into Ottawa City Council’s decision on the urban boundary expansion

Tomorrow, Ottawa City Council will meet to vote on recommendations made at a joint meeting of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee and the Planning committee, in late January. The recommendations include the selection of lands slated for development in a new, expanded urban boundary. These decisions are significant, difficult to overturn, and therefore will have a …

People’s Official Plan calls on Ottawa City Council to defer urban expansion decision

PRESS RELEASETuesday, February 9, 2021 (OTTAWA) – Representatives from the People’s Official Plan¹ – a coalition of community and  environmental groups focused on strengthening climate action and equity in Ottawa’s new Official Plan – are calling on Ottawa City Council to defer a major decision regarding urban expansion. Currently, Council’s decision is scheduled for February 10, …

Two Dates in February 2021 | WORKSHOP How to Start a Community Garden

Join us on Feb 16 OR Feb 20, 2021 and 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 available, tips for organizing and much more! Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators! …

Farm-specific Value-add Training

Starting in March we will offer a training series Adding Value to your Farm with sessions including: Adding a commercial kitchen component onto the farm; Equipment options in Ottawa Kitchen for farmers;  Sourcing local food products for food businesses Keep an eye on this space for the latest updates and details on dates, trainers, and …

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