Virtual Workshop: How to start, grow, and care for strong seedlings!

In partnership with Capital Greens, we’re hosting this workshop where you’ll learn how to get nearly 100% germination, and how to create the ideal conditions for your seedlings to grow into strong, healthy, high-yielding vegetable crops, right in your own home! 

Join us online where we will begin our workshop with a ~30 minute “classroom session”. Then, Farmer Mat will demonstrate step-by-step how to prepare your growing medium, fill your pots, plant your seeds, and care for your seedlings until it’s time to plant them in the garden. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions!

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 4, 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