Just Food News and Events
This summer we are looking for students to fill the roles of Assistant Program Coordinator and Assistant Community Farm Coordinator at the Just Food Farm! Click here to view the job postings and learn more.
Support Just Food by purchasing your rain barrel and/or tote from us this year for your food growing needs.
Here’s how you can easily obtain your rain barrel:
- Step 1: visit our website to pre-order your rain barrel – payment options include credit, debit, or cash-payment on pickup
- Step 2: place your order and choose a payment method – the deadline to order is May 6
- Step 3: attend the Just Food rain barrel pick-up event on May 12, located at the Just Food Farm, 2391 Pepin Court, Gloucester
*If you cannot pick up on May 12, alternate arrangements after this date can be made!
We look forward to helping you conserve water and save money this coming season.
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Just Food Farm in the Big Red Barn | 2391 Pépin Court
Note: This course is mandatory for anyone seeking funds from the CGDF
- Learn about what you need to know in search of land, planning, building, and community building
- Understand what supports are accessible through the Community Gardening Network
- Learn how to access funds through the Community Garden Development Fund (CGDF)
Email email@example.com to RSVP.
Curious about container gardening? Join us and CCOC at this free event!
This event has two aspects: a workshop on container gardening and an Ottawa Seed Library pop-up!
Learn the basics of gardening, access some free seeds to try your hand at seed saving – don’t worry, we will have another workshop at the end of the summer on seed saving!
Just Food is partnering to promote The Biggest Little Farm from May 24 – 30 atthe Bytowne Cinema!
This is a visually stunning film and we hope you prioritize to see it on the big screen! This shows one family as they start up on their farm. For information on start-up farm supports in the Ottawa region, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When: Wednesday, May 29 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 2391 Pepin Court in the Big Red Barn
Cost: $15 (inclusive of HST) cash at the door / pay-what-you-can
Learn the basics of what you need to know for keeping bees in Ottawa with Just Food and Ron St. Louis from Capital Bees. This includes gaining a better understanding of the policy environment and what changes are afoot, how to get started and next steps for learning!
Register today | RSVP email@example.com
Other Community News and Events
Mark Cullen will be guest speaking at the Canadensis AGM. He will speak about his new book ‘Escape to Reality: How the World is Changing Gardening and Gardening is Changing the World.”
When: May 13, 2019 – AGM starts at 6:30pm, Mark will speak at 8:00pm (free of charge)
Where: Neatby Building, Salon A, 960 Carling Ave, Parking is free
The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems Youtube Channel has a newvideo series called “The Social Economy of Food.”
This video series emphasizes environmental, social, and economic value simultaneously throughout our food systems across the country. Take 3 minutes to watch some of these amazing examples of Indigenous groups, farmers, organizations, and businesses across Canada that are making strides to improve our food systems throughout various stages.
One notable highlight is a video on our awesome local partner, Hidden Harvest Ottawa – a volunteer-based initiative that harvests food from nuts and fruit trees across the city, and donates a portion to the nearest food banks.