On Saturday, October 14th, between 11am-3pm, eaters from across Ottawa are invited to Agri 150 - Good Food Celebrations at Just Food Farm, with a special invitation to all past and present community gardening members, contributors, friends & family.
What are we celebrating?
This is the 20th year of the Community Gardening Network (CGN)! In 1997, four communities came together to help start gardens and formed the initial Community Gardening Network, a Network devoted to resource sharing & collaboration on issues impacting its members. These gardens are still gardening today: Gloucester Allotment Gardens Association, Carlington Community Garden, Strathcona Heights Community Garden and Bytown Urban Garden (BUGs).
Today we are proud to say that the CGN has 94 garden members all over Ottawa.
To get to this number, Mayor Watson and City of Ottawa gave additional funds towards a community garden legacy project with the goal to start 20 new gardens in the past three years in time to celebrate the 150th birthday of Canada. Our community has achieved this all together!
This is truly something we can be proud. We’re very proud of how community gardening has taken off over the last 20 years. We’re proud that these projects are community owned & community led & we want to continue these traditions for the next 20 years. As a Network we’ll continue to welcome more individuals, communities & gardens to be part of our shared growing gardening community.
Let's celebrate Good Food together!
Please tell us you’re coming at www.goodfoodcelebrations.ca