Community gardens

The University of Ottawa community gardens bring us closer to each other, so we can work together as students, staff members and neighbours. In a sense, community gardens help us create long-term relationships and lasting friendships.

The University hopes that community gardens will help bridge the urban / green space divide, providing an opportunity for people to interact and enjoy green space on campus. Furthermore, we hope that community gardens will help raise awareness about the importance of growing food in the local community.

Where are the community gardens on campus?

  • Behind the University Centre
  • 649 King Edward (adjacent to the Free Store)

The community garden is open from the early spring (May) and until mid-autumn (October).

The University of Ottawa’s Facilities Service and the Ontario Public Interest and Research Group (OPIRG) are responsible for the garden. Facilities are responsible for providing the space and maintaining the grounds while OPIRG is responsible for organizing and managing the gardens.

For more information about the garden and how to get a plot, contact the Community Garden Coordinator.

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