Cities needn’t be wastelands of car-choked roads and pavement. Incorporating food production into ever-expanding urban areas makes cities more liveable and enhances the natural systems that keep us alive and healthy.
Actions to prevent global warming will lead to livable communities, improved air quality and protection of natural spaces.
Join us on a walking tours in the Somerset Ward and Capital Ward to discover and learn about edible treenuts already growing across the city. Late summer is the perfect time for identifying these trees with the nuts close to ripening and easy to see. Plan for a return visit at harvest time.
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum at UBC has a summer full of events planned for everyone of all ages. The summer season kicks off on May 22 with a festival celebrating the International Day of Biological Diversity with this year’s theme of forests.
Get involved with monthly Urban Nature Tours in Ottawa, and discover the hidden corners of its neighborhoods and become acquainted with the wonders of nature in the city.