Check this page for COG OSO media releases, reports on recent COG events, and our video and photo gallery
Winter 2015. Ottawa ON. COG OSO hosted its annual Fall Reflections in the fall of 2014, featuring keynote Rick Smith. If you missed it, here’s the video by Pentafolio!
Winter 2014. Ottawa, ON COG OSO’s Senior Organic Gardeners program (SOG) is pleased to acknowledge the grant of $10,000 awarded by Community Foundation of ttawa. Read our media release here or in French, here.
Fall 2013. Ottawa, ON. Longfields Manor, a partner in COG OSO’s Senior Organic Gardeners program, has posted this very nice description of how SOG improves the quality of life for their residents.
Summer 2013. Ottawa, ON. Ottawa Family Living Magazine profiles Growing Up Organic and the difference it has made in numerous schools.
August 15, 2013. Ottawa, ON – Kitchissippi ward is bursting with school gardens! This article in the Kitchissippi times mentions GUO’s contribution to “a neighbourhood growing greener.”
December 2, 2012. Ottawa, ON – At our annual Fall Reflections gathering the Steering Committee of COG Ottawa unveiled its new name: the Ottawa – St. Lawrence – Outaouais Chapter of Canadian Organic Growers (COG OSO). In keeping with the new look of our national ‘parent’ organization COG OSO also has a new look for its logo, which can be seen on COG OSO Report on 2012 Activities.
December 2, 2012. Ottawa, ON – Growing Up Organic receives a Health Award from the students of Biodiversity Matters at St Laurent Academy. Thank you to Devonshire School for the nomination!
November 30, 2012. Ottawa, ON – The CBC’s Ottawa Morning program interviewed our own Margaret Tourond-Townson about the Senior Organic Gardeners program. Listen to the interview here.
November 13, 2012. Ottawa, ON – COG Ottawa is honoured to announce that its Senior Organic Gardeners program is the November 2012 recipient of the Awesome Ottawa Award, granted by the Awesome Foundation of Ottawa. Read the full announcement here.
October 21, 2012. Ottawa, ON – Devonshire Community Public School talks about their experience linking with another GUO school for a special organic food celebration on their blog.
October 16, 2012. Ottawa, ON – Devonshire Community Public School celebrates it’s potato harvest and thanks Growing Up Organic on it’s school blog.
October 11, 2012. Ottawa, ON – COG Ottawa’s Growing Up Organic program and community partners harvest for the Ottawa Food Bank in the Potato Project led by Heritage Academy. Read coverage in the Ottawa West EMC newspaper.
September 26, 2012. Ottawa, ON – COG Ottawa is thrilled to announce the granting of $105,000.00 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to provide core funding for their Growing Up Organic (GUO) program. Read our media release here.
September 2012. Ottawa, ON – Ottawa food writer Ron Eade posted these beautiful photos with his review of the 2012 Feast of Fields event.
Summer 2012. Ottawa, ON – Read about GUO’s 2012 season highlights in our summer newsletter.
July 2012. Ottawa, ON – Open File Ottawa ran this article about Ottawa schoolyard gardens features our Growing Up Organic program.
May 31, 2012. Ottawa, ON – Ottawa’s Youville Centre celebrates Earth Day in the garden with Growing Up Organic’s help.
February 2012. Ottawa, ON – Powerline Films launched a great short film about our Growing Up Organic program.
September 2011. Ottawa, ON – Your Ottawa Region.com featured an article about our Organic Farm Experience Youth Camps.
March 2011. Globe & Mail mentions our Organic Farm Experience Youth Camps.
November 2010. COG OSO profiles two of our members, Roots and Shoots and Riverglen Biodynamic Farm in this great video.
Summer 2009. The Orleans Childcare Centre launches a new food garden with Growing Up Organic.
A little bit of history about us! “Anatomy of a Chapter” – article by Ann Cleary from 1995.