The Kanata North Community Garden is located in the Hydro Corridor off Klondike Road in the Kanata North neighborhood of Morgan’s Grant. We have adopted an allotment garden model with 32 raised bed boxes available to residents of Kanata north.
The Kanata North Community Garden is committed to growing good food and bringing people together across cultures through a common love of gardening. We are committed to organic principles of gardening and providing sustainable food security in our community. We strive to donate a percentage of our produce to the Kanata Food Cupboard to help those in our community who cannot afford fresh produce.
We are a not-for-profit community-based partnership with the Briarbrook-Brookside-Morgan’s Grant Community Association (BMGCA)
We are governed by an executive committee of volunteers. Our committee is a voluntary group that is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the community garden. We are always looking for new members to get involved in our community garden.
Community Gardens offer the promise of improving cityscapes, building social cohesion and enabling local economic growth. Having successfully completed four years of operation, we envision a food forest available to the Kanata North community.
This garden provides an avenue for cultural exchange and generational learning. This garden is therefore both a learning garden, where young families are invited to learn, grow and experience the benefits of fresh food and a space for avid gardeners to expand their capacity to produce fresh food.
We have many partners including Just Food Ottawa and many local supporters such as the West Ottawa Community Resource Centre, Chartwell Retirement Residence, Earl of March High School and the City Councillor Jenna Sudds.
Awarded the 2015 Kanata North Organization of the Year, the Kanata North Community Garden supplies food to the City Food Bank program.
We look to reinvest in our neighbourhood to grow good things!