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13 05, 2023

May 2023

By |2023-06-07T02:30:14+00:00May 13, 2023|News|

Senior Organic Gardeners would like to thank and congratulate Rob Danforth. Our very own Garden Coach gave a series of well attended demonstartions under the new Just Food pergola on Saturday, May 13, 2023. The workshops were part of the Just Food Seedling Saturday event at the farm in Blackburn [...]

25 04, 2023

April, 2023

By |2023-04-25T00:53:44+00:00April 25, 2023|News|

The Senior Organic Gardeners are extremely grateful to The Ottawa Community Foundation. The Foundation generously awarded SOG a grant in the fall of 2021. SOG requested funding to establish a new website, a logo, and a comprehensive guide to the workings of the Senior Organic Gardeners. The guide facilitates the establishment of [...]

19 04, 2023


By |2023-05-31T19:37:32+00:00April 19, 2023|Success Stories|

The program DSSS (DIVERSE Seniors’ Support Services) JFS continued with participation until the COVID Pandemic put a halt to in-person meetings. Now, they were isolated and somewhat lonely. At this stage JFS, through Safia Nawaz, Anne Hamilton, Betty Haris and a dedicated team of volunteers devised a comprehensive plan to [...]

19 03, 2023

March, 2023

By |2023-04-25T00:53:32+00:00March 19, 2023|News|

SOG is grateful to the RTOERO Foundation for their generous grant to support our project entitled "Planting the Roots of Wellness." This one-year project will permit SOG to reach out to seniors where they live. Seniors will receive raised gardening tables, organic seeds, seedlings, compost, and fertilizer. The project also [...]

19 02, 2023

February, 2023

By |2023-04-25T00:54:14+00:00February 19, 2023|News|

SOG was awarded a grant from the Federal Government's New Horizons for Seniors Program. Our project is entitled "Adding Life to Years." This one-year project will permit SOG to work with seven community housing groups, veterans at The Perley Centre, and indigenous seniors through the Gignal Non-Profit Housing Corporation. May, 2023 will [...]

26 03, 2022

SOG 2022

By |2023-03-26T22:56:28+00:00March 26, 2022|SOG Story|

In March 2022 we had to say a sad goodbye to our Garden Manager, Chelsea Dozois. Before she left, Chelsea organized and led a SOG Book Club, a session on nutrition with Elycia Thompson, and a second on-line symposium. We were still under restrictions so our Book Club was virtual. [...]

7 12, 2021

December, 2021 Update

By |2023-04-25T00:54:43+00:00December 7, 2021|News|

SOG programs are expanding Senior Organic Gardeners has had a whirlwind couple of months preparing for its winter programs, including the horticultural therapy program, with the collaboration and contributions of Betty Weil as incoming Program Director. Winter Programs The program’s coordinator, Chelsea, will be facilitating a book club with two groups of Seniors, reading ‘Braiding [...]

23 10, 2021

October, 2021 Update

By |2023-04-25T00:54:31+00:00October 23, 2021|News|

Senior Organic Gardeners is alive and well… having had a busy spring and summer with Rob Danforth as SOG Gardening Coach offering numerous ZOOM workshops and Q&A’s. We are winding down the growing & harvest season and getting ready for the Horticultural Therapy activities during the winter months (December through March) [...]

28 09, 2021

Soil preparation day at Clementine Towers (OCH)

By |2023-04-25T00:54:59+00:00September 28, 2021|Success Stories|

The Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program (NHSP), has provided Canadian Organic Growers funding valued at $24,400 for its Senior Organic Gardeners’ Program (SOG) in 2019. This great news allows our Horticultural Manager to assist seniors in Ottawa Community Housing buildings and in Seniors’ Community Centres to take [...]

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