The City of Ottawa’s Human Needs Task Force, along with Just Food, partnered to provide vegetable seeds and soil to low income households.
The project’s goal was to empower residents in growing their own food, therefore increasing their food supply.
I am so happy that City Council passed my motion back in May in support of The Ottawa Food Garden Project.
In 1 week, volunteers sorted, counted, and packaged over 338,700 seeds!! At the end of week 3, over 2000 families had soil and seeds to start their home garden. Wow!
This initiative would not have been possible without the support and help of Facilities Management, Public Works, and Community and Social Services who came together to help make this project a success in our city. A true example of “One City, One Team!”
Thank you for your dedication and hard work! You made a difference!!