Senior Organic Gardeners Employment Positions

We offer opportunities to seniors in their homes, apartments, community housing apartments, retirement residences and long term care facilities to engage in organic vegetable, herb and edible flower gardening, to benefit from the healthy activity, productive pastime, and restful therapy that gardening can offer.

We currently have two positions open:

Gardening – Horticultural Manager – Requirements and Job Description
Coordinator – Requirements and Job Description

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Join Us!

Fall Reflections poster

Join us for our annual fall celebration. The event is free and everyone is welcome!

We’ll be hosting a panel discussion on Urban Agriculture in Ottawa with panelists from Just Food, Hidden Harvest Ottawa, Backyard Edibles, and Capital Greens Urban Farm. Come out and hear about the state of urban agriculture in Ottawa, from the perspective of local urban farmers and other community initiatives.

We’ll also be reporting on COG OSO’s 2016-2017 work in the community, recognizing our dedicated volunteers, and will be providing refreshments.

We hope to see you there!

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Senior Organic Gardeners’ Appreciation Event

Friday, September 1, 2017 at 2:30 pm
800 St. Laurent, Ottawa, Ontario

There will be expressions of appreciation to Senior Organic Gardeners’ major funder, the Trillium Foundation, and to our grassroots donors and supporters

Tours of the gardens – Aboriginal singing & drumming – Refreshments served

Please come and meet some of our senior gardeners!

RSVP to Margaret at: sog@cog.ca

The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF), an agency of the Government of Ontario, is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

Senior Organic Gardeners – established in 2012 – offers opportunities for seniors to engage in organic vegetable, herb and edible flower gardening, and to benefit from the healthy activity and restful therapy that gardening can offer.

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Organic Success Program

Organic Success

Are you thinking about certifying your farm operations? Do you need help navigating the process, or simply want to learn more about what it takes?
COG can help!

Canadian Organic Growers is currently recruiting participants for their new Organic Success Program. Over the course of several months, this pilot program will walk Ontario farmers through the transition to organic production and certification. Farmer-participants will be able to go through a mock inspection on their own farm and receive follow-up coaching. In addition, workshops on subjects like record keeping and interpreting the organic standards will be held. We will also focus on tailoring the program to the needs and interests of the participants.

To find out more about this new, exciting program and what it could mean for your farm, click here or get in touch with: rachael@cog.ca or sarah@cog.ca

Funding for this program was generously provided by:

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