Most of us have room to grow a little something. If your backyard is too small or shady join the legions of Ottawans growing edibles in their front yards, or line your walls with a gutter garden. A well-lit balcony is good for growing tomatoes and herbs. The best way to get started is to buy a few plants and see what works. For planting guides and other basic information you can download the Community Gardening Network of Ottawa‘s Garden Guide here (PDF). For further resources check here and here.
For community gardens go here. For compost go here. For the work of Canadian Organic Growers with kids in local elementary schools go here.
Click on an image below for a link on the Slow Ottawa Urban Agriculture Pinteress board, with hundreds of followers worldwide, and 150+ ideas.