Algonquin horticulturist helps Ottawa church’s garden project grow into Indigenous learning centre – National Observer

Algonquin horticulturist helps Ottawa church’s garden project grow into Indigenous learning centre – National Observer

by ahnationtalk on October 5, 202221 Views

October 5th 2022

A food security project is teaching Indigenous youth the merits of gardening through a crash course in food systems and climate change.

When a Unitarian congregation in Ottawa’s West End neighbourhood wanted to advance reconciliation in their community, they took the advice of Verna McGregor, an Elder from Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg, who suggested they start an Indigenous learning centre.

Ajashki, which means soil in Algonquin, grew from that conversation. The project first materialized as a modest food security project. Members of the First Unitarian Congregation started a garden in the back of the church, hosting lessons on the intersection of food security, foraging and climate change.

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