Written by Denise Deby.
Canadian Organic Growers Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais works hard to support local and organic eating in the region, through education and outreach about growing organic food and its health, environmental and other benefits.
COG OSO offers programs for students, gardeners, farmers, educators and others. For example, the Growing Up Organic program helps schools set up organic garden plots and take field trips to farms. Senior Organic Gardeners supports seniors to garden at their homes and residences.
COG OSO is inviting people to come out to their annual Fall Reflections on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014.
Special guest speaker is Rick Smith, the co-author of Toxin Toxout and Slow Death by Rubber Duck, both about the synthetic chemicals in and around us and how to reduce exposure to them. The discussion will focus on “The Impact of Pesticides on Health—Ours and the Planet’s.”
GOG OSO’s annual general meeting, “Bird’s Eye View of COG OSO’s 2014,″ will follow the discussion.
The event takes place at the Glebe Community Centre (175 Third Ave.) from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free, but donations to support COG OSO’s programs are welcome.
Find out more and register here.