Opening soon!

The GAGA gardens are still officially closed while we await public health authority approval for special pandemic rules to be followed this season. We anticipate having those rules approved in the first week of May and will notify all gardeners by email shortly thereafter. Gardeners – if we do not have your email – please forward it to us! Thank you for your patience!

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Volunteer wanted: water maintenance

The Gloucester Allotment Garden Association GAGA is seeking a volunteer to fill the post of water maintenance at our Orient Park garden. The post involves: communicating with the City of Ottawa to turn on the water in the spring and turning it off in the fall coordinating with the city to have all water blown out the lines in the fall so they do not freeze installing all 45 taps in the spring and removing them in the fall. Typically a half days work each time. replacing worn and cracked rubber washers on all 45 taps in the winter to prevent…

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Community Gardens as Essential Food Services

Thank you! – many of you have written last week to support Community Gardens Must Remain OPEN as Essential Food Services in Ontario, and have signed onto this Open Letter from Sustain Ontario. Just Food’s Moe Garahan was interviewed on CBC News – Declare community gardens essential, non-profit urges. We all take safety and physical distancing seriously, to stop the spread of COVID-19. And, this can still be done while allowing thousands of people to grow food in community gardens as most rely on that food to feed their families and other community members. Breaking news from Gatineau! “For the 2020 season, the City of Gatineau is supporting…

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