Virtual Workshop: Building soil health and minimum tillage practices

In this workshop, Mat will share some of the Biointensive tools and techniques he uses on his farm. The techniques encourage a thriving ecosystem of bacteria and fungi in the soil which helps to improve fertility and crop health.

Meet the facilitator

Mat has been farming in Ottawa for the past 5 years, growing a variety of organic vegetables at Capital Greens Urban Farm. He started out growing vegetables in people’s suburban front and backyards before he took on a larger plot of land at the Just Food Community Farm. He also rents space in a heated greenhouse on-site. He runs a small vegetable CSA and market farm as well as an organic vegetable nursery, supplying seedlings to local gardeners and farmers alike.


April 18, 12 – 1:30pm


Online using Zoom

Participants can access use of Zoom for free using a computer or phone via internet browser or by downloading the Zoom app.


$5 per person 

If payment is an issue, request to waive fee by emailing to attend for free.


Please register for this virtual event by following the link below: 
Please make payment by e-transfer to using CGN Workshop as your password. Please indicate the name of the workshop in the notes section. After you transfer funds, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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.

> Read More about Just Food’s Start-up Farm program