Archive: Feb 2014

  1. Seeking tree-lovers to raise saplings!

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    Your green thumb can give back to your community this season.

    Ottawa needs more genetically diverse, locally-sourced trees that will feed people and mend our planet. We have some excellent seed stock (from reputable sources: cherries, shagbark, some plum, butternut, black walnut – thomas variety) , but we need your help to raise them for the growing season.

    Successful trees will be shared, you keep 1/3 and the remainder goes back to HHO for community plantings.

    Hidden Harvest will provide free seed stock and pot if needed, but otherwise it will be a community-supported project: an online community of sapling sprouters will share knowledge and questions.

    For more information: Please email, with the title “Sapling Sprouters?”.

  2. Help Find More Fruit: Printable Flyers

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    Question:  “What can we do to help!?!

    Answer: WANTED: More Trees to Harvest! Help us obtain permission to harvest more food-bearing trees.

    Currently we have permission to harvest about 20 trees, yet there  thousands of food bearing trees here in Ottawa hiding in back yards and alleyways, and hundreds of volunteers who are excited to help harvest trees! Here’s how you can help us find them:

    Post up the poster:

    Download & distribute the poster. Print it, Post it, Share it. Use whatever resources, talents and skills you have available to spread the word.

    Get creative:

    Take pictures of your postering successes and share them with us on facebook or twitter

    Approach a homeowner:

    You can leave this leaflet with the owners of food-bearing trees to encourage them to sign up their trees online. Download the leaflet here, print double-sided on regular letter sized 8.5″ x 11″ paper (print only the second page if you want to save ink), then cut each page into two leaflets.

    If you have seen leaves of a food-bearing tree that a homeowner might let us harvest, then you need our leaflet!




    Boring posters are boring. The unfolded box looked a bit like a robot so borrowed scissors and a marker brought it to life then we saw some hazelnut trees and a star was born. If you’re not postering on your own property make sure you get permission –a map of public poster collars is here.

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