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City Council declares 2022 as the Year of the Garden in Ottawa in time to celebrate 25th anniversary of the Ottawa Community Gardening Network

Today, City of Ottawa Council declared 2022 as the Year of the Garden in Ottawa, as part of Canada’s Year of the Garden 2022, organized by Gardens Canada, to celebrate today’s vibrant garden culture, and create important legacies for a sustainable future. Click here to read the official Motion passed today by the City of …

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, 2021.
Shared Resources. Nourish – Food is our medicine. Food Secure Canada article. 16 Resources to help Settlers Understand and Advance Indigenous Reconciliation. Reconciliation Education. Marking the National Day. The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. Circles of Reconciliation. One Day’s Pay.

Just Food Is Hiring!

People who are from equity-seeking groups, often under-represented in leadership roles, are strongly encouraged to apply. Position: Ottawa Community Gardening Network CoordinatorOrganization: Just Food (www.justfood.ca)Location of work: Ottawa, city-wide. (Office located at Just Food Community Farm and working from home an option)Salary: $47,320/year, prorated to 28 hrs/week ($26/hr + standard MERCs).*Note this is experience-dependent.Term: Permanent …

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS – How to Start a Community Garden

Join us to 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! Next session:  Thursday, November 18. Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators. The attendance …

New Funds for Outdoor Community Hub at the Just Food Community Farm

The Canadian Government —via the Canada Community Revitalization Fund— along with co-funding partners at the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard, Just Food, City of Ottawa Rural Affairs and NCC have funded new outdoor community spaces, including a large pavilion and balcony, as well as a four-season, geothermal greenhouse, at the Just Food Community Farm. The accessible, …

Ongoing, updated info about visiting Just Food Community Farm

Rules change throughout each season. Please check back regularly.Each person visiting the Just Food Community Farm is responsible for knowing and following the rules.Guest visitors to the farm visit at your own risk, and if not following the rules will be considered trespassing and asked to leave. Rules for visiting Just Food Community Farm All current COVID rules …

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