We have finally found a spot that looks like a very good candidate for a community garden in Old Ottawa South -- it's in the northeast corner of Brewer Park, between the elementary school and Brewer pool, not far from Bronson Ave. and Carleton U.
We're busy doing neighbourhood consultation, putting a proposal together for funding (which is due end of January), and planning the garden, which we hope to be putting in the ground this spring. We're looking for more people to join the team!
This garden will have more than just individual plots allotted to members; it will also have a children's garden and a communally-managed plot for growing food to donate to food banks/shelters/etc. Over the years we'd like to add demonstration plots showing birds- & bees-friendly plants, edible wilds, water-wise gardening techniques, etc.
What we're most in need of now are people who know a lot about gardening and garden budgeting, and/or have DIY knowledge for building structures such as fencing, compost bins, rainwater harvesting systems, trellises, etc. -- preferably with recycled/re-purposed materials!
If you don't have such knowledge but are eager to learn and would be interested in being on the garden coordinating committee, your help is wanted too!
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any ideas to share or want to get involved.
Awsome initiative .I live in OOS my back yard is brewer park and started a business EcoAce doing such projects ,i'm willing to partake a give time to build something .
Anyone interested is invited to attend an open community meeting to discuss a proposed community garden in Brewer park on Sunday, January 15th, from 2:30 to 3:30 pm. The meeting will take place in the lounge of the Brewer Centennial Pool building.
Anyone who wants to learn about the project, is interested in getting involved, or has any input or concerns, is encouraged to attend the meeting. Members of the garden planning committee will be present to share more details about our proposal and answer questions.
For more information, visit the Old Ottawa South website: