Written by Denise Deby.
More inspiration for sustainable gardening: the Community Gardening Network of Ottawa is holding a Winter Workshop Series.
The sessions, which look to be of interest to new and experienced gardeners alike, are:
What is Permaculture? Ecological Design for Gardens and More – January 15, 2015, facilitated by Bonita Ford, Permaculture Institute of Eastern Ontario
Seed Saving – January 20, 2015, facilitated by Greta Kryger, Greta’s Organic Garden
Square Foot Gardening – January 24, 2015, facilitated by Carolyn Klickermann, Certified SFG Instructor
Herbal Tricks & Tips: Simple Ways to Incorporate Healing Plants into Everyday Life – February 10, 2015, facilitated by Amber Westfall, The Wild Garden
You need to register for the workshops, which take place at various community centres around town; contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (613) 699-6850 x12. The first three workshops are $10 each (or pay-what-you-can); the fourth, Herbal Tips & Tricks, is free.
The Community Gardening Network of Ottawa has also posted a handy Garden Guide at http://justfood.ca/community-gardening-network/garden-guide/.