GUO logo green borderGrowing Up Organic is a garden- and farm-based educational program for children and youth, delivered by COG OSO in the City of Ottawa, and in the united counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry (in partnership with All Things Food) and Prescott-Russell. 

GUO partners with schools to support the establishment of school garden programs as the basis for experiential education at all grade levels. We provide educators with the essential tools to start these initiatives with confidence and ongoing support; Our garden-based workshops delivered on-site at school gardens and made available online, provide teachers with building blocks and a model for integrating hands-on food literacy into their pedagogy.

GUO is focused on empowerment: through our strategic focus on education, we hope to foster a generation of children and youth with greater food literacy, life-long healthy eating habits, increased food skills and an understanding of environmental health issues.


Grandir BIO et un projet actif de la section Ottawa-St-Laurent-Outaouais de Cultivons Biologique. Nous dirigeons plusieurs programmes qui visent à sensibiliser la jeunesse à  l’environnent, la production biologique, ainsi qu’aux habitudes de vie plus saines. Nos projets ont aussi comme but d’augmenter l’accès au produits alimentaires biologiques locaux et de promouvoir la production biologique dans la région. Grandir BIO est offert dans la ville d’Ottawa ainsi que dans les comtés unis de Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry et Prescott-Russell.