Just Food Fall Events

Just Food News and Events

  1. Sept 21 & 22 | Volunteer at the Carlington Community Garden Expansion
  2. Sept 15 | A Potluck and Discussion on Food and its Role in Climate Restoration
  3. Sept 26 | A Workshop on How to Start a Community Garden
  4. Sept 28 | Community Seed Cleaning with the Ottawa Seed Library
  5. Oct 10 | Canada’s Food Guide – what does this mean for agriculture? What does it mean for eaters?
  6. Oct 19 | CommuniTree Conference

Just Food News and Events

1. Sept 21 & 22 | Volunteer at the Carlington Community Garden Expansion

Join a volunteer run community garden this weekend to help finish their expansion!

SIGN UP TODAY: www.surveymonkey.com/r/9W2BD22

When: This Saturday Sept 21 and Sunday Sept 22
Where: Woodward Avenue and McBride street (closest address is 1548 Woodward Ave).

The garden is available by public transportation (along bus routes 14 and 81), and there is plenty of parking available for those driving.

There will be a wide variety of tasks available for people of all ages, mobilities, and abilities!

Lunch, snack, water, and drinks will be provided for all volunteers.

By helping with the garden build, you can:

Learn how to construct raised bed gardens;
Learn how to plan and carry out your own garden expansion;
Help contribute to food security and improve community health in our city!

2. Sept 15 | A Potluck and Discussion on the Food and its Role in Climate Restoration

Join Just Food and Regeneration Canada on Sept 15 for a potluck and information session, focusing on what is possible and/or already happening in ecosystem and climate restoration through soil care, regenerative farming and positive changes in the food system. A combination of taking an afternoon to celebrate what has been accomplished and to engage attendees in what is possible and how to participate in and support further actions and changes. Local and national agricultural and environmental groups will be participating to share information and updates on projects with attendees and this event is open to the public.

When: Sunday, September 15th, from 11:00 to 2:00
Where: 2391 Pepin Court at the Just Food Farm in the Red Barn

Attendees are invited to visit the on-site farm, it opens at 10:00, product can be stored in a cooler for the duration of the event
Tour of the Just Food Farm available after lunch.
Please bring your own dishes cutlery, cups, no disposable dishes please***
Bring something to share in the potluck or simply join us as a welcomed guest
Parking is available on site and the farm is served by the #94 bus route
The building is accessible, with a wheelchair lift to the second floor event space

https://www.facebook.com/events/1252370484965615/

3. Sept 26 | A Workshop on How to Start a Community Garden

Get ready for the next growing season at the “How to Start a Community Garden” workshop! Learn next steps including; how to search for land, what is essential when starting a community garden, the supports that are available, tips for organizing the garden, and much more!

The attendance of at least one garden coordinator at a How to Start a Community Garden workshop is a requirement in order to receive funding through the Community Garden Development Fund. The coordinator must have attended a workshop in the past 3 years.

Registration is required as space is limited.

When: Thursday, Sept 26 from 6:00 – 8:00
Where: 2391 Pepin Court, at the Just Food Farm in the Red Barn
RSVP: communitygardening@justfood.ca
(please identify the general area where you plan to set up a community garden, and summarize your work to date, if applicable).

4. Sept 28 | Community Seed Cleaning Workshop with the Ottawa Seed Library

This workshop will provide a short demo on how to clean common seeds grown in the Ottawa area. Folks are able to bring their own seed harvests and clean them on their own with support from on-site assistance! Even if you don’t have your own seed to clean, everyone is welcome to attend and learn some of the basic principles.

When: Saturday, Sept 28 from 3:00 – 6:00
Where: 2391 Pepin Court at the Just Food Farm in the Red Barn

RSVP: seeds@justfood.ca

5. Oct 10 | Canada’s Food Guide – what does this mean for agriculture? What does it mean for eaters?

Canada’s Food Guide is one vision of a sustainable diet. It is intended to promote health and wellness through dietary change—leaving unanswered questions of access and food production. How will the new Food Guide shape our food systems, or change where we get our food? And what does this mean for agriculture across our region?

For producers, community organizations, government, eaters. Join us in-person to hear a province-wide panel with conversation, discussion and next-steps following.

Panel includes;

Ron Bonnett (former president of the Canadian Federation of Agriculture)
Dr. June Matthews (Registered Dietitian, Professional Home Economist, Associate Professor, School of Food and Nutritional Sciences Brescia University College)
Moe Garahan (Executive Director, Just Food)

When: Thursday, October 10 from 9:30-12:30
Where: 2391 Pepin Court at the Just Food Farm in the Red Barn

A Bring Food Home 2019 Regional Event
Brought to you by Sustain Ontario in partnership with Just Food and the Algoma Rural Agri-Innovation Network sponsored by Whole Foods Market.

Space is limited, please register for the event here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/bring-food-home-ottawa-2019-tickets-71652240781

6. Oct 19 | CommuniTree Conference

In partnership with Just Food, the Blackburn Hamlet Community Association’s Environment Committee and Tree Team is organizing its first “CommuniTree Conference” on Saturday, October 19th at the Just Food Farm (2391 Pepin Court) in Blackburn Hamlet.

The conference will take place from approximately 9am to 12:30pm and will include:

  • various panels
  • networking break and a tour of a Community Food Forest.

    The conference is an opportunity for community members to;
  • share tree-related stories data and projects
  • – provide attendees with new ideas, information and resources carry-out tree-related initiatives in their communities.
  • If you are interested in promoting stewardship of our urban forest, sharing ideas, meeting community leaders and being part of innovative ways to help our environment, this Conference should not be missed.

The Conference is free to attend, however registration will be required as space is limited.

The registration link will be available by September 9th, on the Blackburn Hamlet Community Association’s website blackburnhamlet.ca.
Any media or other inquiries should be made to treeteam@blackburnhamlet.ca.