Hello again with another post from Jordan Bouchard of the Community Gardening Network of Ottawa:
"From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Community Gardening
Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:04 AM
Subject: City Potting Soil Access
The City of Ottawa has additional potting soil for amending your beds available free of charge from the Trail Road facility: https://www.google.ca/maps/place/4475+Trail+Rd,+Richmond,+ON+K0A+2Z0firstname.lastname@example.org,-75.7760525,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x4ccdfb4e7c96bb27:0xbcf912ed1ad084bd!8m2!3d45.233951!4d-75.7738638?hl=enIf you are interested in accessing this resource let me know & I'll ensure you are set up to do so. You'd have to either rent a truck, or bring your vehicle/shovels to the facility to pick it up. Unless you have a tri-axle dump truck, potting soil would have be loaded by hand, by yourself.
This is a good resource for gardens that wish to add some fertility to your plots. Mixing this into your raised beds (for you raised bed gardeners) can go a long way. For those of you with large in-ground plots, it may be worth renting a truck to pick up a big load!
Each garden is entitled to 1 yard per plot (although for smaller beds <100 square feet this would be way too much), while supplies last.
Thanks & have a great day,
Jordan BouchardJust Food
Community Gardening Network of Ottawa
Community Garden Development Fund