The Lowertown community is focusing on Food Security by increasing access to local, fresh and healthy food.
Projects focus on long-term community development and empowerment, specifically around growing food.
Interested in volunteering with Sustain Lowertown? Contact the Lowertown Coordinator.
Visit the MarketMobile every Thursday 1:00-2:00pm at 130 Beausoleil Drive in Lowertown.
Ottawa’s mobile grocery store brings fresh fruit and vegetables to what is widely considered one of Ottawa’s food deserts. The MarketMobile is open to everyone and makes it easy for residents to access healthy, affordable food with dignity.
Date & Time: Monday February 20th, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm
Location: Jules Morin Park
Everybody is welcome to come and celebrate at this free event!
Sprout- Store Launch
Date & Time: Monday January 16th, 2017, 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Lauzon Meats & Groceries and Routhier Community Center, 172 Guigues Avenue
Join us at our new store’s launch event! There will be free samples, giveaways and more.
At Sprout stores you can pick up recipe packs and all the produce you need to make your own quick, convenient and healthy meals.
Free Food Preservation Workshop: Salsa Making
Date & Time: Wednesday July 27th 2016, 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: Boardroom Kitchen, Lowertown Community Resource Centre, 40 Cobourg Street, Ottawa
Description: Come learn the Bernardin hot water bath home canning method and taste different kinds of salsa.
All residents welcome, regardless of cooking or gardening experience.
Beausoleil Community Garden
In May 2016 Residents of the Beausoleil Community came together to plant their shared community garden. Several varieties of vegetables were planted in the 6 plot garden. This shared garden belong to the community, giving all residents access to the produce that grows throughout the season.
Container Gardening Project
Container Gardening is continuing in 2016. For more information please contact the community coordinator.
Sustain Lowertown is pleased to be working with the following community partners.
To learn more about the projects impact in previous years read the Year One Annual Summary.