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Community Garden

The digging began in 1993 when the District Health Council began offering grants for groups or organizations that were willing to start up programs to promote exercise and healthy living.

The gardens currently offer 16 tilled garden plots measuring 8' x 20' available for rental for the gardening season. One stipulation is that all plots must remain herbicide free and pesticide free. Your yearly $30 plot fee includes the use of one garden plot, use of Ongwanada's garden tools, the preparation of the soil in spring and fall, water supply and composting/garbage/recycling facilities.

What better way to get involved in your community than a program which offers fresh air, exercise, and the chance to grow your own healthy foods.

The Garden and Tools: The soil in the garden has been already prepared for planting. A locked garden shed has been stocked with tools and is located on site. Each participant is responsible for the safekeeping of the garden tools and must make sure that the tools are back and locked in the shed before they leave.

Water: A keyed water system allows for easy watering. Please be sure to turn the system off when finished.

Weed Control: To keep weeds from spreading, we cover any plots that aren't rented out. Please do your part as well by pulling weeds from your garden plot.

Clean Up for Safety: Please work safely by keeping all areas clean and free from hazards that can cause accidents.

Composting: Composting bins for all organic material are provided on site. Please make sure that only organic items are placed in the bin.

Recycling: Plastic containers are located inside the shed for glass and cans.

Garbage: Metal garbage cans are located next to the fence at the garden site. Please ensure that all cans are covered with their lids.

Washrooms: Washrooms are located inside the Ongwanada Crescent Centre building. The building is accessible Monday through Friday (except on holidays) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

As a participant, you are responsible for your individual plot, including; the garden layout, choice of seeds, cost of seeds/plants, planting, watering and weeding.

We ask that no perennials be planted in the garden as the soil is rototilled before and after each garden season. All plots must be clear by the Thanksgiving long weekend so that the garden can be prepared for winter.

The Ongwanada Community Garden is located at 114 Wright Crescent behind Ongwanada's Crescent Centre. For more information call 613-548-4417 ext.2223

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Closing Date: March 31, 2017
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Closing Date: March 31, 2017
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Dates of Vacancy: May 8, 2017
Closing Date: March 29, 2017
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Paint Night: Fundraiser for United Way KFL&A
Join us for an evening of merriment while creating your own personal masterpiece!

WHEN: Thursday, April 27, 2017
TIME: 7 p.m.  9 p.m.
Light refreshment at 6:30
WHY: Because the United Way needs our help!
HOW: Register at https://www.paintnite.com/events/_1170797

Included in the price:
" All supplies: Paint, brushes, a 16x20 canvas and a funky Paint Nite apron to wear (a nifty little fashion statement)!
" Delectable treats prior to starting
" Door Prizes

The proceeds of this fundraiser will go to the United Way KFL&A who help people and organizations in our community. In 2015 that was 75,000 people, 40 agencies, and 57 programs.

We need at least 35 people signed up two weeks in advance to proceed with the event and we are open to the public so bring family and friends!

Register by April 7, 2017 for a chance to win our Early Bird draw.

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Click below to see the Accreditation Report.

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2016-2017 Operating Plan
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