I am happy to share some very exciting news with the community. A community garden will be launching in Stittsville this year and it will be 100% organic!
Working with my office, the Kassis family of Jo-Jo’s Pizza will lend the property behind their restaurant on Stittsville Main St to the community.
Phase One this year will consist of 21 plots (fourteen 10×10 and seven 10×20) with a sunflower garden to encourage children participation.
This is an exciting venture for the community to partake in but in order to keep things sustainable, volunteers are requested to help with the preparation of the land. The garden committee has created a Jo-Jo’s Community Garden Initiative Facebook Page and interested parties can also email Jojoscommunitygarden@gmail.com. Volunteers can also reach out to Kim Bonin by text or phone at 613-858-8465.
I would like to thank Jo-Jo’s Pizza for their generous donation of the land and help with organizing this great community initiative and community member, Kim Bonin for her initiative in helping to coordinate this project with community partners. I would also like to thank John Madden from the Stittsville Horticultural Society and his wife, Maggie for their continued support throughout this process and the Stittsville Village Association for their support.
For full background on the garden including the call for volunteers, please view the informational PDF here.