Human Needs Task Force launches seed and soil project

WEST CARLETON – As part of their goal to assist residents hurting due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Ottawa’s Human Needs Task Force (HNTF) launched the Seed and Soil Project to support low income residents looking to grow their own food.

“Are you looking for a way to increase your food supply with a home garden?” Coun. Eli El-Chantiry released in a statement today (June 23). “The HNTF and Just Food are partnering to provide seeds and soil to 3,000 households living on lower incomes in Ottawa. Home gardens are a great way to grow your own food, stay active, and support positive mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Who can get a seed and soil package?

  • People in Ottawa living on lower incomes or who have lost their job due to COVID-19. 
  • Must have access to a personal yard (can be small).

There are 3,000 seed and soil packages available to distribute throughout the community over the next two weeks. Packages will be given out by registering on a first-come, first-served basis.