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.
We address food insecurity in our community through a range of activities:
Offering workshops on urban agriculture to improve food literacy skills;
Hosting a seasonal community garden to facilitate access to fresh and nutritious produce;
Providing opportunities to develop work experience and reduce barriers to employment through internships;
SEEDS AND SOIL
FOR YOUR HOME GARDEN
SEEDLING DONATION AND EXCHANGE 2021!
We had an amazing Seeds and Soil event this year!
Though the event is over, we still have plenty of soil and seeds remaining.
This seeds and soil event was 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 a personal space to grow, although, these spaces can be small!
Seeds and soil are still available for pickup!
Contact us by email at Social.Harvest@crcrr.org or by phone at 613 745 0073 x 151 or via the link below. We are still eager to distribute soil so don’t hesitate to contact us and schedule your pickup!
Thanks to the support from Just Food and the City of Ottawa, our seeds and soil event took place at the Rideau Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre (815 St. Laurent Blvd) from June 11th - 12th.
A great group of volunteers helped us distribute over 500 seedlings and many truckloads of soil to our community members.
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