MORE BREAKING NEWS on Motion from Ottawa Board of Health on Community Gardens – April 20

Part of motion from Ottawa Board of Health meeting April 20, 2020 put forward by Chair Egli:

Whereas Ottawa Public Health believes… that allotment and community gardens are also an important measure to increase food security for many residents…….be it resolved that the Board of Health of the City of Ottawa direct the Chair of the Board of Health to write a letter to the Premier of Ontario and to the Ontario Minister of Health… to exempt outdoor allotment gardens and community gardens from the closure of outdoor recreational amenities in jurisdictions where public health measures can be implemented to support their safe operation to prevent the spread of COVID19.

Passed unanimously.

Start-up Farm Program

Just Food established the Start-Up Farm Program to support new farmers in the Ottawa region. By offering access to land, shared infrastructure/equipment, and training, the program aims to enable more people in this region to start their own successful farm business.

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