Forêt Capitale Forest Events Calendar

Spring and autumn are busy with tree planting events, but we have activities throughout the year, including tours, meetups and opportunities for helping maintain the current list of afforested sites that we help to maintain with the help of dedicated volunteers. Please use the arrow buttons to move backward or forward through the calendar to see past or future events. […]

Day 4: Walking Path – Tours

A goal of Forêt Capitale Forest is to open our current afforestation projects to the public to gain awareness and grow local accessibility to nature. To meet this goal we are building a walking path through our Base of Operations which is home to the Red Barn Community Food Forest and the 8 demonstration plots of our Big Plans for […]

Day 3: Hog’s Back Park Afforestation

Forêt Capitale Forest has planted 500 native trees at Hog’s Back Park over the past two planting seasons (Fall 2021 and Spring 2022). Throughout the summer, we had help from nearby community members who stewarded the site through watering and caring for the trees. This stewardship of the young trees after they have been planted is as important as planting […]

Day 2: Benefits of Native Species

Native species are vitally important to build strong and sustainable ecosystems. A species is native to an area if it has naturally evolved there. An example of this is the Eastern White Pine, the tallest tree native to Ontario which has evolved to be in this area. Biodiverse native tree species are essential in creating a healthy forest ecosystem which […]

Day 1: Afforestation vs. Reforestation

Happy Giving Tuesday! A day when global generosity makes an impactful difference for many worthy causes. Today we are beginning our “12 Days of Afforestation – Growing Ottawa’s Urban Forest Canopy”. During this time we are seeking donations to fund our 2023 afforestation mission. Your generosity is greatly appreciated! We begin our campaign by identifying the important difference between the […]

Holiday Market & Fundraising Campaign!

Holiday Market at the Just Food Community Farm! Forêt Capitale Forest is participating in Local Flavours Holiday Markets in December. The market has a selection of holiday gifts, including crafts, baked goods, ferments, and preserves, as well as fresh food including hot food and drink. We are going to serve warm apple cider in biodegradable cups (or bring your own […]