Bayshore Park Community Garden & Oven
Bayshore Park has a community garden and an outdoor wood-burning oven. During the three years since it began its operation, the community oven has grown to be a gathering place for wood-fired cooking enthusiasts and people from diverse culinary traditions. The oven is a hub of diverse community activities, such as pizza-making workshops, educational initiatives for children, youth camps, story-telling of personal and cooking histories, making authentic street foods from across the globe, and more. All residents of Ottawa are eligible to be part of the oven operator team (note that you have to be trained in the use of the oven and related safety practices). Everyone is welcome to join in for the free community bakes, use the dough and simple ingredients to make their own pizzas – or bake food they bring.
As in all community bakes, the oven team will have the simple ingredients to make Pizza Marinara and Pizza Margherita – they will do some demonstration baking, you will get to make your own pizzas and share the samples with your neighbours. Come and discover this unusual community resource.