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
  • How to apply for funding through the Community Gardening Development Fund (CGDF)
  • Important tips for long-term success!

Suitable for new gardens, or existing gardens looking to onboard new volunteer coordinators.

No experience required – simply your passion for local and organic food security!

Next Workshop Date:

February 27th, 2024, 6:30pm-8:30pm

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Attending a How to Start a Community Garden workshop is a requirement in order to apply for funding through the Community Garden Development Fund (CGDF).

If you live outside Ottawa – you are most welcome to join anyway, as the information you will learn at this workshop can be applied to any community garden project!

Please contact with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you at our interactive workshops!

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is offered in English. If you are interested in attending this workshop in French, please get in touch so we can let you know when a date is scheduled. Thank you!


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