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Forest Wellness Walks – It’s all in the experience

Forest Wellness Walks - It's all in the experience

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 8 – Health, Theme10 – Sense of Place)

Organization: Forest Therapy Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

Join an Upcoming Public Walks!

Come on your own or with a friend or loved one. Our walks are in “near nature” — mostly within the urban boundaries of Ottawa-Gatineau. We also offer walks on the beautiful lands of Gaia Wellness Retreat near Wakefield, Quebec. Groups are generally about 8-16 people, and we ask you to pre-register. You do not need a high level of fitness for a walk, and some walks are on accessible trails.

Once you register, your guide will contact you with directions and let you know what to bring and how to dress, to be comfortable and safe.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm – Earth Path Field Walk – 2389 Pepin Court, Blackburn Hamlet (off Innes Rd.)

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 — 6:30 to 8:30 pm — Summer Solstice Walk – Chipmunk and Beaver Trails in the Stony Swamp NCC Greenbelt — Parking Lot 8

Sunday, July 8, 2018 — 1:00 to 3:30 pm — Nature Wellness Walk for the Ottawa Field-Naturalists Club (OFNC) – Fletcher Wildlife Garden, Prince of Wales Drive, Ottawa

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Forest Rhythms, with Pulse! Rhythm and Wellness
Gaia Wellness Retreat, La Peche, Quebec (45 min. from downtown Ottawa)

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Heartbeet Farm – Watch Us Grow

Heartbeet Farm - Watch Us Grow

(Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Heartbeet Farm – CSA in Ottawa Valley

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

A small organic vegetable farm in the Ottawa Valley growing good food.

Heartbeet Farm is located on one acre of rented land at Our Farm CSA, a pastured sheep farm in Woodlawn, ON. Heartbeet vegetables are grown organically using a walk-behind tractor, sheep manure compost, and hand tools. We are not certified organic, but invite you to visit and see our practices for yourself.

Heartbeet Farm is situated on the traditional territories of the Algonquin people. As a settler, I commit to working the land in a way that builds the soil, increases biodiversity, and strengthens community.

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Bee Friendly Farming in Canada

Bee Friendly Farming in Canada

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 5 – Food)

Organization: Seeds of Diversity

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

More Native Plant Diversity = More Native Pollinator Diversity

Pollination Canada, a project of Seeds of Diversity, is proud to announce its participation in Bee Friendly Farming

Self-certification allows you to use this logo, indicating that your agricultural practices encourage and improve pollinator health

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Macoun Marsh – preserving biodiversity

Macoun Marsh - preserving biodiversity

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

Organization: Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Started 2004 Ongoing

Objective:

Located in the southeast section of Beechwood Cemetery, the Macoun Marsh is a unique urban wetland named after John Macoun, a pioneering Canadian naturalist buried at Beechwood. To date, over 1,200 wildlife species have been recorded at Macoun Marsh.

The magnetic attraction of the Marsh as a unique teaching tool started in earnest in 2004. Led by science teacher Michael Léveillé, students attending the St. Laurent Academy and Jean Vanier Catholic School began to visit, photograph and document the many natural wonders of the Marsh. In so doing they not only captured local attention, but the notice of the international community.

Pinegrove Productions created an educational film about the Marsh, and the Marsh spawned a number of biodiversity-related high-profile projects and events. Students from St Laurent Academy have visited various countries, including Sweden and Japan, where they have promoted the Marsh and the importance of preserving biodiversity.

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Mark your Calendar! Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

Mark your Calendar! Fall Colours Hike to Blueberry Mountain

(Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT)

Timeline for Completion: Annual Event in Fall

Objective:

Each year the MMLT offers its annual Fall Colours Nature Walk at this lovely 1250-acre wilderness property known as cliffLAND. The Clifford Family entered into a conservation easement agreement with the Land Trust in 2009 to permanently preserve this wilderness area which had already become a haven for tourists.

Date: October 14, 2018, 10:00 am to 2 pm
Location: 502 Hills of Peace Rd, Lanark, ON

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Macoun Field Club – Connecting the child with the wild

Macoun Field Club - Connecting the child with the wild

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

Organization: Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club

Timeline for Completion: Started 1948 Ongoing

Objective:

The Macoun Field Club is for children and youth from ages 8 to 18. It has been bringing kids into first-hand contact with nature and with people who are dedicated to the study of nature for 65 years. It is sponsored by the Ottawa Field-Naturalists’ Club. There are no fees.

Indoor meetings take place at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden building beside the Experimental Farm’s arboretum (Building no. 138). Meetings start at 10 a.m. and wrap up between 11:30 a.m. and noon. Field trips take place on alternate Saturdays and typically run about 5 hours (sometimes with the option to attend only the part before or after noon). We go to wild places in Ottawa’s western Greenbelt (Stony Swamp) and Lanark County (the Pakenham Hills).

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Community sown, Naturally grown, Right in your backyard

Community sown, Naturally grown, Right in your backyard

(Theme 5 – Food, Theme 8 – Health)

Organization: Backyard Edibles

Timeline for Completion: Started 2015 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

THE URBAN FARM

Our farm is anything but typical.

Embedded in the communities it feeds, Backyard Edibles transforms underused residential space into productive market gardens. With clusters of plots within a given neighbourhood, our farm not only grows fresh, healthy produce but sows positive relationships between people around ideas of community, sustainability and land use.

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The Natural Step – Sustainable Communities Program

The Natural Step - Sustainable Communities Program

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

Organization: The Natural Step Canada

Timeline for Completion: Founded 1996 Ongoing

Objective:

ACCELERATING CHANGE
This definition of sustainability is concrete and understandable for everyone. The Natural Step’s approach creates a shared language so that we may work together for effective and desirable change. The processes and tools facilitate action so that we can more quickly achieve true sustainability together.

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From the Heart of the Land to the Heart of the City – Ottawa’s Farmer’s Market (4 locations)

From the Heart of the Land to the Heart of the City - Ottawa's Farmer's Market (4 locations)

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

Organization: Ottawa Farmers’ Market

Timeline for Completion: Started in 2006 Ongoing Seasonal

Objective:

The Ottawa Farmers’ Market is a producer-run organization that features vendors from an area 100 kilometres of Ottawa, including more Savour Ottawa certified growers than any other market.

Lansdowne Park – Ottawa
Sundays 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, starting May 6, 2018
Aberdeen Square, Lansdowne Park

Byron Park – Westboro
Saturdays – May 12 to October 27, 2018 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Linear Park between Richmond Road, Golden, Byron, and Broadview Avenues.

Ray Friel Center – Orleans
Thursdays 12 noon – 6 pm starting May 25, 2018
Ray Friel Recreation Complex – Tenth Line Road

Riverside Market – South Ottawa
Sundays, starting June 3, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Riverview Park and Ride, 650 Earl Armstrong Road.

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Whaleback Woodland Reserve

Whaleback Woodland Reserve

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

Organization: Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s (MMLT) and Friends of the Carp Hills

Timeline for Completion: Ongoing

Objective:

At 15.7 acres it is Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust’s (MMLT) smallest land acquisition to date, but the Whaleback Woodland Reserve is hugely important to the protection of the Carp Hills. Strategically located adjacent to over 200 acres of conservation forest woodlands owned by the City of Ottawa, it increases the area of protected interior forest and wetlands in this important designated candidate Area of Natural and Scientific Interest (ANSI). MMLT hopes that the landowner’s donation will encourage other landowners who appreciate the natural landscape in the Carp Hills to consider long term protection options for their ecologically sensitive lands.

The Friends of the Carp Hills will be assisting MMLT by providing stewardship and monitoring of the Reserve.

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