Canadian Organic Growers
Ottawa Chapter - Runs workshops/seminars; farm/garden tours; and Organic Week (Sept-Oct); offers resources relating to organic growing; and runs programs for children, farmers and seniors.
Community Gardening Network of Ottawa
Assists in the development of new community gardens, provides gardening workshops, and raises awareness around community gardening.
Environmentally Friendly Gardening
A online guide to environmentally friendly gardening. It gives great tips on how to keep your garden green whilst looking out for the environment and reducing your carbon footprint.
Food Not Bombs Ottawa
A grassroots, worldwide movement for peace. Serves free vegetarian/vegan food starting at Sundays at 4pm on Sundays at Dundonald Park (Lyon at Somerset); Wednesdays at 5pm at Dundonald Park.
A local organization that works on a variety of projects relating to food justice issues and promotes the development of the local food system.
Promotes and raises awareness around permaculture and supports the development of permaculture initiatives in Ottawa (such as the Community Urban Food Forest initiative).
Ottawa Buy Local Food Guide
An online interactive map which shows the location of local community gardens, farmers' markets, Savour Ottawa restaurants and retailers, and farm businesses.
Works with farmers and restaurants to bring more local food into restaurants, grocery stores, butcheries, etc. A list of local businesses that are members of Savour Ottawa can be found on their website.
Reel Food Film Festival
The festival occurs twice per year (March, October) and works to raise awareness around food issues, and solutions in Canada and around the world.
The Ottawa Good Food Box
A nonprofit community-based program, that sells boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables that are purchased from wholesalers and are locally grown when possible. Open to everyone.
The Fletcher Wildlife Garden
This website explains how to create wildlife-friendly habitat and gardens on urban or rural property, emphasizing the use of plants native to the Ottawa region.
What does the colour of your fruit and vegetable tell you.?
This link in a very colourful and illustrative way explains the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables.