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Inside the Greenbelt – Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area (Walking Trails)

Inside the Greenbelt - Caldwell-Carver Conservation Area (Walking Trails)

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 9 – Recreation, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Conservation Areas, Forests and Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

The Caldwell-Carver Conservation area has pathways around the eastern shore of McKay Lake and a smaller pond with a sandy beach. The rich woodland retains an abundance of bird species.

What you’ll experience:
• Distance: 2-4 km of pathways
• Location: Rockcliffe Park

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Inside the Greenbelt – Britannia Conservation Area

Inside the Greenbelt - Britannia Conservation Area

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: City of Ottawa – Conservation Areas, Forests and Parks

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

A 79 hectare patch of wilderness in the middle of an urban setting, Britannia Conservation Area is an amazing area of forest and wetlands. It is home to a pond called Mud Lake and hundreds of species of wildlife, with raccoons, frogs, turtles and foxes. This is prime birding territory, with thousands of birdwatchers coming each year to observe hundreds of different species. A walk through this easy-to-access natural area provides an exciting escape from city life.

What you’ll experience:
• Distance: 3-5 km of trails
• Location: Along the Ottawa River in Britannia Village

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Sustainable Agriculture in the Greenbelt

Sustainable Agriculture in the Greenbelt

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: The National Capital Commission

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Farms in the Greenbelt are a symbol of Canada’s rural traditions, and they provide an example of how to practise viable and diverse agriculture in a near-urban setting. The Greenbelt also ensures that there is a space in Ottawa where farming can supply part of local food needs.

Sustainable agriculture in the Greenbelt integrates environmental stewardship, economic profitability and social responsibility. The Greenbelt farming sector includes 5,400 hectares of good quality farmland. The land quality and the favourable climate mean that a wide variety of crops can be produced by Greenbelt farmers.

Close to 1.5 million residents live in Canada’s Capital Region. This provides an opportunity to develop a vibrant, dynamic farming sector where small and medium-sized farms can respond to local consumers’ demands. The popularity of the local food movement and the resulting demand create a sustainable future for Greenbelt farms.

Many of the farmers in the Greenbelt are already adopting sustainable agriculture practices, including:
•Precision agriculture: Many of our farmers use satellite and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to increase sustainability of field crops by minimizing required inputs and maximizing productivity
•Organic farming: We strongly encourage organic agriculture in the Greenbelt. Currently, five farms in the Greenbelt have organic certification. Many of the Greenbelt farmers who are not organic producers are minimizing the use of pesticides.

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Good Food Box and MarketMobile will be operating together for a nine-month pilot project

Good Food Box and MarketMobile will be operating together for a nine-month pilot project

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Ottawa Good Food Box (Centretown Community Health Centre) and MarketMobile

Project Start Date: April 20199 months

Objective:

The Good Food Box and MarketMobile bring affordable and fresh food and vegetables to neighbourhoods throughout Ottawa. We are pleased to announce that the Good Food Box and MarketMobile will be operating together for a nine-month pilot project, starting in April. Good Food Box is operated by Centretown Community Health Centre and MarketMobile is operated by Rideau-Rockcliffe Community Resource Centre.

Bringing these two programs together is best for our customers. Both Good Food Box and MarketMobile services will continue to operate. Food deliveries and schedules will remain the same.

Once the two programs are operating together for several months, we will look at how to make our combined services even better for our customers and communities. Together we hope to respond to the demand for more Good Food Box sites. We have many ideas and look forward to sharing them in the months ahead!

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Join Us for the 49th Season of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays

Join Us for the 49th Season of NOKIA Sunday Bikedays

(Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: The National Capital Commission (NCC)

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

From May 19 to September 1, 2019

Enjoy summer Sundays cycling along car-free roads, and experience the beauty of Canada’s Capital Region in a fun and environmentally friendly way.

NOKIA Sunday Bikedays, the Capital’s popular program, is organized by the National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with long-term title sponsor NOKIA, and major sponsors, the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC) and Bicyclette de Hull.

In Ottawa
7 am to 9 am
A new fast lane is offered on the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway and Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway.

9 am to 1 pm
– Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (9 kilometres)
– Colonel By Drive (8 kilometres)
– Sir George-Étienne Cartier Parkway (8 kilometres)

In Gatineau Park

6 am to 11 am: A total of 27 kilometres for cyclists who enjoy steep hills!
– Gatineau Parkway
– Champlain Parkway
– Fortune Lake Parkway

6 am to 1 pm : A total of 2.5 kilometres north of Chemin du Lac-Meech (parking lot P8). This section is ideal for families with young children.

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National Arts Centre Compost Program to Divert 500,000 Food and Drink Containers from Landfill Annually

National Arts Centre Compost Program to Divert 500,000 Food and Drink Containers from Landfill Annually

(Theme 7 – Waste)

Organization: National Arts Centre (NAC) Ottawa

Project Start Date: Start Summer 2019

Objective:

The National Arts Centre (NAC) and the Hon. Catherine McKenna, Canadian Minister of the Environment and Climate Change and Member of Parliament for Ottawa Centre, today unveiled an innovative program that will introduce plant-based food and drink containers and transform them into rich compost to be put into herb gardens at the NAC. The move will divert 500,000 containers from the landfill annually.

The containers to be composted beginning this Summer, include wine and beer glasses, coffee cups, plates, utensils, straws, and take-out boxes. The containers are used at the NAC restaurant and banquet operations, intermission bars, as well as in the employee cafeteria. Thanks to a process developed with the help of public and private partners, the NAC will put the compost created back into its rooftop herb garden. The garden – which also features two new beehives – will provide fresh ingredients to the NAC’s culinary team, led by Executive Chef Kenton Leier.

The new compost program was developed by the NAC’s Food and Beverage Department in collaboration with Environment and Climate Change Canada, The Compost Council of Canada, Tomlinson Organics, and the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ).

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Kemptville Horticultural Society – “Keeping Kemptville Beautiful”

Kemptville Horticultural Society -

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kemptville Horticultural Society

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1899 Ongoing

Objective:

Gardening in North Grenville – “Keeping Kemptville Beautiful”

More than 40,000 gardeners in Ontario are members of the 268 Horticultural Societies throughout the province. New ones are sprouting up every year and some societies, such as Ottawa, have been in existence for more than a century. The societies are linked by the umbrella organization, The Ontario Horticultural Association (O.H.A).

We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month (except July, August, December) at
Kemptville Pentecostal Church
1964 County Road 43
Kemptville, ON., K0G 1J0

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Kemptville Farmers’ Market – “Know Your Farmer, Know Your Food”

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(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Kemptville Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing – Seasonal

Objective:

We are a producers’ market providing seasonally available, locally grown or produced vegetables, fruit, and meat.

The Market runs runs Sundays mid May – late Oct. Hours: Opens at 12 PM (noon) and closes at 4 PM

Visit us at 200 Sanders Street, at the corner of Oxford and Rideau in Old Town Kemptville.

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Nepean Horticultural Society – “Where Gardeners Grow”

Nepean Horticultural Society - “Where Gardeners Grow”

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Nepean Horticultural Society (NHS)

Timeline for Completion: Established 1957 Ongoing

Objective:

The Nepean Horticultural Society was established in 1957 in the City View area of what was then Nepean Township to encourage interest and improvement in horticulture.

Members now come from all parts of the city but our objectives have remained the same. Nepean Horticultural Society is one of the twenty-one members of District 2 of the Ontario Horticultural Association (OHA).

By our association with the OHA we receive a quarterly newsletter, an awards system and learning opportunities at meetings and conventions. Through the OHA the Society has opportunities to enter flower, photographic and artistic competitions with other societies.

NHS is incorporated under the Ontario Agricultural and Horticultural Organisations Act and operates with Officers and a Board of Directors.

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Mobile Bike Tune-Up and Repair with VéloFix – Save Time Ride More

Mobile Bike Tune-Up and Repair with VéloFix - Save Time Ride More

(Theme 1 – Transportation, Theme 8 – Health, Theme 9 – Recreation)

Organization: VéloFix – Gatineau/Ottawa West and Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

Vélofix is a full-service mobile bike shop. 1. Book Online 2. We Come to You and Fix Your Bike 3. Go Ride! Save Time Ride More

Vélofix Ottawa is a mobile bike shop serving Ottawa and Orleans. For your next bike tune up or bike repair, book us online and have the shop come to you! Contact email: adam@velofix.com

Vélofix Ottawa West services Ottawa West, including Westboro, Nepean, Barrhaven, Kanata and Stittsville. Contact email: geoff.demelo@velofix.com

Vélofix Gatineau services Gatineau, Quebec. Contact m.me/velofixgatineau or call (819) 360-5500

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