POLLINATORS – Monarch Butterflies

We love our pollinators! Pollinators play key key roles in each terrestrial ecosystem they call home. Assuring that our flowering plants get fertilized to continue to produce seeds each year. One pollinator that is especially exceptional is the Monarch Butterfly. We are lucky enough to see this beautiful pollinator at our base of operations at the Just Food Community Farm. […]

Urban Heat Island Effect – Interactive Tool

Ottawa experienced yet another heat warning at the end of July, we are experiencing heat waves with increasing frequency and intensity due to climate change. Knowing where heat islands are in our cities — and who lives in them — becomes a crucial public health issue. The urban heat island effect occurs because the closely packed buildings and paved surfaces […]


We need your help protecting our trees from the invasive Japanese Beetles. These beetles are found frequently this time of year and cause immense damage to our local vegetation. This is especially evident at our Hog’s Back Park planting sites. They have favoured attacking the Basswood and Yellow Birch on site and now have begun to attack the Bur Oak […]

How Nature Can Save Us Money – Interesting New Study

As we have all expected being around nature makes us healthier! Exposure to green spaces has long been documented as being beneficial to our health. These health benefits include decreased restlessness, fatigue and improved mental health. Although here in Canada we are free from the high costs of privatized healthcare, our neighbours to the south incur major costs through their […]

Thank you South Nation Conservation and Councillor Catherine Kitts, Merci!

Thank you to Councillor Catherine Kitts and South Nation Conservation for their Community Environmental Grant funding! Councillor Kitts also showed her support for Forêt Capitale Forest at our Hog’s Back Planting event back in the Fall. We can’t wait to continue working together in 2022 on some great new projects. Thank you South Nation Conservation and Councillor Kitts!  Merci à […]