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Tree Pick-Up Day !
April 19, 2014
Saturday, May 10th 2014 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Main Street Farmers’ Market 223 Main Street, Ottawa, ON (map) Visit us at the very first Main Street Farmers’ Market of the year! We will be offering samples of some local tree nuts, selling…
Passionate About Ottawa’s nuts?
March 14, 2014
Seeking: Nut Event Co-ordinator Talented and helpful ensemble seeks single dedicated organizer with shared interests and passions.  Long walks on the beach optional.   Canada Nutist and a few Hidden Harvest volunteers have…
Spring Workshop Series 2014
Urban Syrup: How to Tap for Sap Saturday March 15, 2014, and Sunday March 30, 2014. The where, when, why, and how to tap trees, as well as tools and techniques of this age-old tradition will be discussed…
How to Tap Your Tree for Sap
We’re headed out to Nepean for another workshop this year! Learn to harness the power of spring in your own backyard. In this mini-workshop the why, the how, and the when of tapping trees for sap will be explored. With your help, we will tap a few trees, look at the equipment required, and hear…
Seeking tree-lovers to raise saplings!
February 27, 2014
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)…
Help Find More Fruit: Printable Flyers
February 2, 2014
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…
Ottawa’s Got Great Nuts
December 11, 2013
Yes, we do! Black Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Butternuts and Ginkgo Nuts, our city is littered with tasty local protein. What’s holding us back from coming to grips with this? 1. We’ve forgotten that they’re here. Even though many of the trees are native to this area, as we’ve moved…
LocAle, Ottawa’s Local Apple Beer!
November 29, 2013
LocAle is a limited-brew local apple beer, combining Kichesippi blonde and our local apple syrup. It started with a few apples falling near Wellington Street. A team of six volunteers met up for a Harvest Event one evening and picked more than one hundred pounds of apples from a single tree! As with…
My Giving Moment
November 3, 2013
  Share your Giving Moment! What inspired us to start Hidden Harvest? We had the chance to share our Giving Moment tales with our Governor General, David Johnston, for his new Giving Moment campaign to encourage Canadians to find their…
Volunteering to Pick Fruit
June 16, 2013
A Hidden Harvest Ottawa “Harvest Event” consists of a small group of volunteers picking fruit from one or two trees. All harvesting equipment is provided and the Lead Harvester will give you an run-through of how the harvest works at the beginning of each harvest. It usually takes about 2…
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