Growing Urban Food

Written by Denise Deby.

Hidden Harvest Ottawa photo via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiddenharvest/10675653574/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
Hidden Harvest Ottawa photo via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/hiddenharvest/10675653574/ Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic

Think gardens, seeds, sunshine, fresh vegetables and fruits. Spring is coming, along with several opportunities to learn about growing and finding food.

Hidden Harvest Ottawa is hosting workshops on making the most of food trees in the city. How To Tap Your Tree for Sap (March 15) is full, but if you let HHO know you’re interested, they may schedule another session. You can register now for workshops on Urban Fruit Tree Pruning (March 23, with Permaculture Ottawa) and the popular Urban Fruit Propagation (May 3).

Through Just Food, you can access Beginner Organic Vegetable Gardening workshops at various community centres around town (several dates through April and May). Just Food is also offering sessions on Winter Storage of Vegetables and Fruits (March 20 and 25) as well as farmer training workshops.

Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa-St. Lawrence-Outaouais Chapter offers its Organic Gardening in the City seminars in April. Topics include soil and composting, starting a school garden, in-ground vegetable gardening, organic container gardening, designing a garden to support pollinators and deter pests, and more.

If you’re keen to learn about wild edibles, The Wild Garden‘s next workshop runs March 22, and 2014 Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Course sessions will be held May through September.

Whether you’re an experienced gardener, just starting out or simply interested in local food, there’s bound to be something coming up for you.

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