The Food Bank

Working with the Ottawa Food Bank

In 2010, the Ottawa Food Bank hired its first ever Community Harvest Co-ordinator, Jason Gray. Jason identified Roots and Shoots as an ideal place to trial the new community harvest program. Roots and Shoots is the first farm to collaborate with the Ottawa Food Bank through the Community Harvest program.

We will be working with Ottawa Food Bank staff and volunteers to grow a full acre of potatoes, carrots and onions this year. Our goal in 2012 – to grow 15,000 lbs of carrots and potatoes for the food bank!

If you would like to volunteer to help out with this project, send us an email.

Hardworking volunteers
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Hardworking volunteers
Emmanuel United Volunteers, weeding the carrots
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Emmanuel United Volunteers, weeding the carrots
The Awesome IBM Team
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The Awesome IBM Team
Farmer Robin gives a motivational speech
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Farmer Robin gives a motivational speech
Raking the Beds
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Raking the Beds
weeding the carrots
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weeding the carrots
Big Harvest Day
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Big Harvest Day
Good Carrots for the Food Bank
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Good Carrots for the Food Bank