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Food and Farm Events this August

August 2018 Food News and Events in the Ottawa Region Just Food News and Events 1. August 18 | Agroecology Field School and Research Summit 2. August 18 | Agroecology Shindig and Hootenanny 3. August 19 | Savour Ottawa Taste Trails: Walk on the Wild Side Tour Other Community News and Events 4. August | Eat Together Ottawa 5. August 11 | All About Bugs! 6. August 9 – 12 | Navan Fair  …

Walk on the Wild Side

Savour Ottawa Taste Trails starting this August! Join us on our summer and fall tours – our first tour is Walk on the Wild Side. Tour rural west Ottawa to learn about wild edibles, fermentation, viticulture & winemaking, honey, and organic farming!  Reconnect with the wild ways we source some of our favourite foods right …

The Haven Community Garden

The Haven Community Garden in Barrhaven is one of the city’s newest community gardens. It’s beautifully situated on Via Chianti Grove off Longfields Drive, at the end of a row of townhouses and adjacent to two low-rise buildings. Residents of these new buildings gaze down upon 25 beds of lush green vegetables and fruits. The …

The Fair Finance Fund – for social enterprises!

Are you a local food producer, processor, market owner/ staff, co-op owner/ staff or other regional food entrepreneur that is committed to social values and community benefit goals? Are you looking for better access to capital? Local Food and Farm Co-ops, with partners at the Rural Agri-Innovation Network/ SSMIC and the Greenbelt Fund are creating an exciting …

Just what is Agroecology?

Just Food’s Red Barn Series Topic: Agroecology Sunday July 29th, 10:00 – 2:00 The UN, Via Campesina, and a cluster of farming, food security and food justice advocates at home and abroad are pointing to agroecology as the way to transform our food systems to achieve fairness for farmers, farm workers, and communities of eaters across …

Community Farm Days: Wild Pollinators

THIS WEEK: it’s all about POLLINATORS! Come on by for a workshop on pollinators offered by the Wild Pollinator Partners-Partenaires des pollinisateurs sauvages at 10:30am. What is pollination? Who are the wild pollinators among us? How do they live their lives? Are they struggling? What can we do to help them in our gardens? We …