Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7pm – 8pmGarden Sharing Westboro Beach presents: Introduction to Garden Sharing with Moe Garahan, Executive Director of Just FoodOnline Event: ****MEETING LINK: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the meeting link. ****In this presentation Moe will discuss the practice of garden sharing and offer useful insight and tips and tricks to a successful garden and a successful garden partnership.Moe has been working on food and farming issues in Ottawa since 1995. Focused on community development and community economic development approaches, she has facilitated the establishment of many ongoing community and regional food initiatives in Ottawa, (including Just Food) while supporting provincial and national food initiatives. Since 2004, she has been the Executive Director of Just Food, working with teams to integrate food access and food localism within the mixed urban and rural settings of the Ottawa region.Thank you to the Westboro Beach Community Association and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West for their support of this initiative.
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 7pm – 8pmGarden Sharing Westboro Beach presents: Soil Health, Urban Gardens, and small space composting with Sundaura Alford-PurvisOnline Event: ****MEETING LINK: Please message email@example.com for the meeting link. ****In this presentation Sundaura will introduce the basics of building soil health and fertility in urban gardens and discuss some composting methods suited to small spaces.
Sundaura Alford-Purvis has been working in the horticultural industry since 1998 and was an avid gardener for over a decade before that. She has worked for the last 15+ years as a landscape designer and has taught sustainable landscape design through Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario.
She is now preparing to launch hands-on courses on cultivating healthy land relationships through A Cultivated Art Inc., while continuing her work as the executive director for the Canadian Society for Organic Urban Land Care.
Her particular focus these days is on the role that horticulture, an industry that is effectively the gatekeeper of the vast majority of urban green spaces, can play in restoring healthy, equitable relationships between humans and the rest of nature, especially in urban environments.
Thank you to the Westboro Beach Community Association and the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa West for their support of this initiative.