Planting the Seed

By & Valerie Ward | Last Updated March 01, 2015
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From elementary school children through seniors, people of all walks of life are cultivating a love of gardening, healthy habits and cooking local food in these four Ottawa-based, community-building programs.

Bringing the Seasonal Harvest to Schools

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Ottawa Network for Education and Canadian Organic Growers It’s mid-morning at D. A. Moodie Intermediate School in Nepean, and students are...

Celebrating the Everyday Pleasures of Cooking

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C’est Bon Cooking School Andrée Riffou may be a Cordon Bleutrained master chef, but her approach to teaching is simple: to reacquaint...

Engaging Youth through FarmWorks

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Operation Come Home During the upcoming growing season, at least a half-dozen young people will be hard at work planting and harvesting...

Gardening Cultivates Hearts and Minds

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Senior Organic Gardeners As lead volunteer with Senior Organic Gardeners (SOG), Margaret Tourond-Townson, a remarkable woman of 75, works...
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