Ottawa Seed Library Network

What is the Ottawa Seed Library Network ? The Ottawa Seed Library Network (OSLN) is a collection of free seed libraries around Ottawa that emphasize providing residents with regionally adapted seeds for growing food. The Ottawa Seed Library was established in 2016 as a means to share locally grown seed, but to also build skills […]

Seed Saving Projects & Events

Why are seeds so important? Good seed is the foundation of a good crop. Seed that is properly selected for a specific region or soil type and maintained well, will enhance the seeds resilience and productivity. Over time plants that no one thought could be major crops in certain areas become better adapted.  For example, […]

Steps for New Coordinators

Are you a new coordinator? Welcome to the world of community gardening!We are here to support you on your new journey as a community garden coordinator. Please read through the following steps to take as a new coordinator! Follow these steps: 1: Contact the Community Gardening Network Coordinator Send us an e-mail at to let […]

SeedLing Saturday

We hold SeedLing Saturday annually before the long weekend in May at the Just Food Community Farm. This event is the perfect opportunity to pickup local seeds and seedlings to get in the ground at the end of May. Our next SeedLing Saturday will be held: May 11th, 202410am – 1pm at the Just Food […]

Accessible Gardening

What is accessible gardening? Gardening is an activity that can be enjoyed by everyone. Some folks may experience challenges like limited mobility, injuries, physical or mental illness, sensory conditions, and more. There are many ways we can address these challenges by modifying practices, changing setups, or purchasing supports. Explore below for an overview of some […]

How to Start A Community Garden Workshop

Join us to learn about the steps you need to take to start a community garden in the Ottawa region. Learn everything you need to know to make your community garden a reality, including: How to search for land How to access City and NCC land Information on garden design, building, leadership, & community outreach […]

Additional Gardening Guides

Harvest Chart Soil Testing Garden Guide Pest Control Strategy Seed Saving Guides I Love to Garden Grow Me Instead Plants for Pollinators Soil Testing Urban Impacted Soils Guide-For-Soil-Testing-OTTAWA-FINAL-updated-07-2023-1 How to Garden in Ottawa CGN Garden Guide – English (pdf, 2.5 MB)Le guide du jardinier – French (pdf, 2.2 MB)Guía para huertos – Spanish (pdf, 2.1 MB)دليل البستنة – Arabic […]

Community Garden Profiles

Explore below for more information about some of the community gardens around the city! If you’re looking for more details about a garden that is not profiled here, let us know at  Plot Gardens Donation/Educational/Children’s Gardens Brewer Park Community Garden 51 Brewer Way, Ottawa, ON, CA, K1S 5T1 Brewer Park Community Garden is home […]

Find A Community Garden

Previous Next Learn more about getting involved with your local community garden! Are you looking for a plot at a community garden? If you are interested in finding a plot to rent at your local community garden, please follow these steps: Head over to our Community Garden Map to identify gardens that are local to […]

Pre-recorded Gardening Workshops

Learn food gardening basics from instructors who are experienced. These BASIC gardening online recorded sessions are FREE, so everyone who is interested in food gardening can get started. These online workshops are produced by Community Gardening Network at Just Food, in partnership with community partners and garden instructors. Plan and grow a small garden on […]