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SEEDS AND SOIL

FOR YOUR HOME GARDEN

SEEDLING DONATION AND EXCHANGE THIS YEAR!

Thanks to the support from Just Food and the city of Ottawa our seeds and soil event will take place at the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (815 St. Laurent Blvd) on June 11th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and June 12th from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. (Event will take place in the back of the community centre)

This seeds and soil event is intended for Ottawa residents who have faced income or other social-economic barriers this year. Those who want our seeds and soil package must have transportation for the soil and personal space to grow; these spaces can be small. 

Alongside our seeds and soil event, we will be doing a seedling swap*. This is your opportunity to swap any extra seedlings you have for any others! Do you have some extra tomato seedlings? Why not swap them with something else to spice up your life?

*Donations are available.



 

SOCIAL HARVEST

Social Harvest is a social enterprise and seasonal community garden located in the Forbes neighbourhood of Ottawa. The Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre is piloting this initiative addressing food insecurity in our community through a range of activities. 

 
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OUR WORK

We address food insecurity in our community through a range of activities:

  • Offering workshops on urban agriculture to improve food literacy skills;

  • Host a seasonal community garden to facilitate access to fresh and nutritious produce;

  • Provide opportunities to develop work experience and reduce barriers to employment through internships;

  • Support our partnered food security organizations: the MarketMobile and the Ottawa Good Food Box.

 
 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We recognize that food insecurity is a severe public health issue with complex roots. We believe that access to fresh and nutritious food should not be a privilege but a right. We want to contribute to the larger solution by providing our piece of the puzzle and creating real social impact within our community.

 
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MICROGREENS 

To support our operations financially, we sell a range of premium microgreens. Our products are fresh, local, nutritious, and follow organic practices. Our programming activities benefit from all the proceeds generated through our sales.

At this time we are selling the following varieties: 

  • Spicy Triton Radish

  • Red Radish

  • Green Peas

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