Ottawa will get a little bit greener in 2017, when AKFC and Just Food bring Canadians together in 2017 to plant and maintain a new community garden. This project will enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike for decades to come, connecting local and global issues of food security and environmental sustainability, and providing a platform for Canadians to engage with important issues both in Canada and abroad.
Growing our Community will empower the community to create a space that promotes inclusion, idea-sharing, community-building, and environmental stewardship for residents and visitors to Canada’s capital. Growing our Community is funded by Ontario 150 and is part of Ottawa 2017’s community legacy project to install 20 new community gardens across the city for Canada’s 150 anniversary celebrations.
Want to get involved?! Here’s how:
- Calling all Gardeners! Plant an extra row of vegetables or fruit this year and share your harvest by donating it to your local food cupboard .
- Know a budding architect? Let them know about our student design competition.
- Attend our harvest event on September 21, 2017! Join inspiring global citizens and hear their stories about local and global development. Stay tuned – more details to come!