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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Registration night cancelled

The Gloucester Allotment Garden Association Annual General Meeting and registration night for the 2020 gardening season has been cancelled. Due to the unprecedented pandemic of the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Gloucester Allotment Garden Association (GAGA) is cancelling its AGM and registration night originally scheduled for 7:30 March 24th at the Louis Riel High School. The AGM will be rescheduled to a later spring date to be decided. Garden registrations to continue online and by mail Garden registration renewals will still take place through two methods.  1) Online: If you’re a gardener who plans on renewing your current plot and are comfortable with paying…

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