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Community Gardening
Community Garden

What is the Community Garden project?

The Social Harvest Community Garden fosters a space for individuals, families and groups to grow nutritious, organic fruit and vegetables. It serves to feed families experiencing food insecurity, as well as contribute to the on-site food bank.

At the heart of the Community Garden project is the idea of nurturing social ties through outreach and education in the context of growing and harvesting local produce. Thus, we aim to have a welcoming outdoor space where community members of all abilities can focus on sustainable organic gardening, learning, and sharing.


Furthermore, our hope is this space will provide the support for community members to garden and grow together with a shared vision and cultivate the rewards of organic food gardening and furthering community ties. 

Read about how to apply to become a SH Community Garden Member below.

Community Garden: Text

Our Garden Team

Food safety

General Operations Executive

Burcu is in charge of general operations for our community garden. Her responsibilities include running registration, working with stakeholders, coordinating with members, and maintaining waitlists. She has worked as a coordinator for many workshops and learning events including large festivals. She is very interested in the local community and is looking forward to responding to the needs of those in the garden. The experience that Burcu brings will be vital to our community garden and we will be a great addition to the board.

Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Garden

Garden Operations

Michelle will have the position of garden operations in our board. Responsible for maintaining common areas, providing technical support, and ensuring organic practices. Michelle is extremely qualified as she has a Honours degree for the Horticultural industries program at Algonquin college. During her time in this program Michelle ran a weekly food market that was open to the public.  Her values perfectly aligns with what we are trying to do with our community garden and we believe Michelle is a perfect fit for our board.

Community Garden

Outreach and Communications Executive

Jennifer is the head of outreach and communications on the board. She is the face of the project, in charge of public communication, answering questions, running social media, and organizing workshops. Jennifer’s eduction in the Horticultural Technician program at Algonquin College paired with a certificate of Organic Master Gardener from Gaia College in BC make her a great asset to the team.

Interested in becoming a tenant of the Social Harvest Community garden?
Please fill out our membership application. 

If you need help with registration please email us at or call us at 613-745-0073 ext.151

Please note:
  • Gardeners will pay $20 to rent a designated plot in the garden prior to being assigned a plot.

  • This application includes the possibility of financial aid. 

  • The period of the rental will be one gardening season-lasting from May 2024 to November 2024 (weather permitting). 

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