Garden News

IMPORTANT: Garden re-design consultation tomorrow!

The City of Ottawa is holding a consultation on the re-design of the garden on Sunday, Nov 19 from 2-4 pm at the Bronson Centre (211 Bronson Avenue). This is your opportunity to provide input on the improved garden (for example, the shape and placement of the raised beds; the height of the raised beds, which can be adjusted by burying some of them in the ground; what the accessible beds will look like). City officials will be there to answer your questions.

Please know that the garden steering committee has asked the City to replace all existing elements of the garden (notably, the same or greater plantable acreage and same or greater number of plots, maximize sunlight, easy water access, sheds, composters). We also asked for certain enhancements to be considered during the re-design, such as a large sheltered communal area, which we can use for resting, meetings, Good Food Market, etc.

The work to cap the soil and construct raised beds is expected to take place in the early spring, 2018.

 

Looking forward to the next chapter of the Nanny Goat Hill Community Garden!

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2017 Plot lottery now open!

New Gardeners

Nanny Goat Hill uses a lottery system for welcoming new gardeners.  If you do not already have a plot, but would like to join the garden, please fill in the lottery entry form here:

LOTTERY SIGN UP FORM [lottery has now been closed for 2017]

We will draw names on May 1st, 2017, and contact successful entrants shortly thereafter.  Best of luck!

Gardeners who had a plot in 2016

  • If you are NOT interested in having a garden plot in 2016, please contact us by email as soon as possible:nangoathillgarden@gmail.com  
  • For those wishing to return in 2017, you do not need to contact the garden at this time.  We will be in touch in late Feb/early March about the mandatory spring registration meetings.

Spring Opening/Work Day – Sat, May 14 from 2-4 pm

We are inviting you to this year’s garden opening and work day on Saturday, May 14 from 2-4 pm (rain or shine).  Please join us for an afternoon of fun, satisfying garden work together!

We will get the garden up and running for this season by cleaning up common areas and rebuilding plots.  There is much to do in the garden and it is entirely volunteer-run, so we’d appreciate everyone lending a hand.

It’s also a great chance to meet other gardeners and to get your own plot started if you haven’t done so already.

Compost will be available to add to your plot (in moderation to ensure that there is enough for everyone) and seedlings donated by Our Little Farm will be looking for homes.

Some refreshments will be provided, and we welcome any food contributions you’d like to provide for the enjoyment of gardeners and volunteers (e.g., fruit, cookies, juice).

Thanks and looking forward to seeing you there!

2016 New gardener lottery now open!

New Gardeners

As many of you know, Nanny Goat Hill has moved to a lottery system for welcoming new gardeners.  If you do not already have a plot, but would like to join the garden, please fill in the lottery entry form here:

LOTTERY SIGN UP FORM [lottery now closed]

We will draw names on May 1st, 2016, and contact successful entrants shortly thereafter.  Best of luck!

Gardeners who had a plot in 2015

  • If you are NOT interested in having a garden plot in 2016, please contact us by email as soon as possible:nangoathillgarden@gmail.com  
  • For those wishing to return in 2016, you do not need to contact the garden.  We will be in touch in late Feb/early March about the mandatory spring registration meetings.