Herongate Call for Gardening Donations – March 20

Our environment people work on the “bring your own tools” model for our projects (we don’t have storage space), but we do welcome donations of soil, rocks, leaves in the fall, money, etc. to Champlain Park projects. However, we’re happy to encourage the Herongate people in their gardening work, so if you have some extra old tools…

Subject: Call for gardening donations
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2022 15:35:51 +0000 (UTC)
From: Herongate Tenant Coalition <herongatetc@gmail.com>
To: Champlain Park Community Association <champlainpark@gmail.com>

Dear Champlain Park Community Association,
Please share far and wide with your members in Ottawa!

Do you have gardening supplies like tools, stakes, or seeds lying around you aren’t using anymore? Support Herongate gardeners by dropping off gardening supplies on Sunday, March 20th between 10:00 AM and 5:00 PM at the corner of Baycrest Drive and Cedarwood Drive.

[Photos of flowers, tomatoes and a butterfly. Above reads the text: Herongate is a vibrant gardening neighbourhood! Support tenant gardeners by dropping off garden supplies on Sunday, March 20th. Location: Corner of Baycrest and Cedarwood, anytime between 10am and 5pm]

Did you know Herongate is a vibrant gardening neighbourhood? Tenants across Herongate garden in their front and back yards and on their balconies. They grow to save money on food, for exercise and for mental health wellbeing. Many don’t just grow for themselves — they share their bounty with neighbours!

Unfortunately, tenants are subjected to ongoing uncertainty around plans to demolish hundreds of more housing units. To preserve and amplify the positive social dynamics of Herongate, we are collecting gardening equipment to support Herongate gardeners.

We are looking for:

  • Shovels
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Gloves
  • Garden Pots
  • Seeds
  • Soil


Unable to donate tools at this time, or looking for more information on Herongate? Consider sending an e-transfer or reaching out to Herongate Tenant Coalition at herongatetc@gmail.com

Drop off supplies at the intersection of Baycrest and Cedarwood March 20th between 10am and 5pm

In solidarity,

Herongate Tenant Coalition