Gardening Workshops

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.

Topics include:

  1. Urban Organic Vegetable and Herb Gardening – Container and Small Space Gardening
  2. Indoor Seed Starting
  3. Grow Vegetables and Herbs in Your Backyard, Front yard or Community Garden plot
  4. Natural Pest Control for a Healthy Organic Garden
  5. Critter Management
  6. Ottawa Seed Library Presents: How to Clean your Seeds Workshop


  1. Making compost and building soil outside
  2. Vermicompost – making compost inside and year-round
  3. Container food gardening
  4. Water-saving gardening design

Seedy Saturday Ottawa

Masks and proof of vaccination are required by all for entry and participation in this event – for more information see below. Seedy Saturday Ottawa is a seed sale with a focus on heritage, open-pollinated seed from local growers.  It also includes supportive sustainable, local

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Critter management in healthy organic gardens

Critter Management

Rob Danforth explores well established practices for dealing with larger critters that can have negative impacts on your gardens, such as squirrels, cats, rabbits and raccoons.

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indoor seed starting

Indoor Seed Starting

Mat Levinson, founder of Capital Greens Urban Farm, teaches you how to start seeds indoors, get nearly 100% germination, and create the ideal conditions for your seedlings to grow into strong, healthy, high-yielding vegetable crops.

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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