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July 13, 2020: Grand Opening of Mooney’s Bay Community Garden

As Ottawa residents respond to the global COVID-19 pandemic, one neighbourhood has come together to launch a brand-new community garden, aimed at sharing gardening skills and improving the local food supply.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mooney’s Bay Community Garden
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9:30 am
Riverside Mall, 729 Ridgewood Ave, Ottawa, ON K1V 6M8

The official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Mooney’s Bay Community Garden is open to media and the public, but it will be a COVID-conscious event (masks required). It will also provide photo opportunities with local community gardeners.

“We are excited to create gardening opportunities for so many diverse families in our community,” said Riverside Park Community Association (RPCA) President Joel Duff. “This is a good news story about neighbours working together with local government and developers to create inclusive, supportive and sustainable communities. Food is vital to life, and it also brings people together in fantastic ways.”

The Mooney’s Bay Community Garden is a project of the RPCA and is temporarily located at the site of a vacant grocery store at the Riverside Mall, while the mall’s new owners confirm plans to redevelop the land. Local families will be tending their own garden plots, and a portion of the harvest will be designated for donation. The project was made possible by the generous support of River Ward Councillor Riley Brockington, and site owners, Brigil Construction.

For further information, contact:
Joel Duff, President

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