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Eating food from urban trees?
June 13, 2013
Yes! You can eat urban fruit and nuts! More and more cities are jumping on board urban fruit and nut harvesting – Ottawa is by no means the first. Hidden Harvest has learned a lot from food rescue friends in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Victoria, Halifax, Montreal, and Vancouver –…
What is a Harvest Event?
May 16, 2013
A “Harvest Event” is when a group of volunteers gather to pick fruit, nuts, or grapes which would otherwise go to waste. On average, five volunteers will spend two hours harvesting a tree or two. Each harvest event will be arranged and led by a Neighbourhood Leader (aka Lead Harvester). Find…
Infographic – Food Waste Epidemic In A Fast Growing World
May 13, 2013
If you have trouble viewing the embedded image below, try viewing it here. The…
Urban Fruit Propagation Workshop
April 10, 2013
Thank you so much for joining us at the Urban Fruit Propagation Workshop. We would love to keep the energy from the day going, and to that end please read on below! Want more fruit?  Join us at a harvest event this season – picks of serviceberries, black walnuts, and several other species…
Urban Fruit Propagation Workshop
March 13, 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Bank and 5th in the Glebe, Ottawa, Ontario Event Details Ken Taylor has gleaned a lifetime of wisdom in the topics of fruit tree selection and propagation, and it is our…
Tough Nuts to Crack
January 20, 2013
Yesterday was the Eastern Ontario Society of Nut Growers (ECSONG) yearly gathering, where all those who are nuts about nuts get together. Hidden Harvest gave a short presentation about our last year in operation, and we also heard from others…
Christmas Cards of Thanks!
January 1, 2013
Tree donors received these home made cards in the mail prior to the holidays in thanks for providing a food tree to a community group. Thank-yous also go out to everyone who purchased trees, who figured out…
Food Trees Going in the Ground!
November 14, 2012
Posted November 21 With your help, we have planted more than 21 food-bearing trees this season! We supported the Russell Heights Community Housing neighbourhood plant fruit and nut trees and shrubs on their property, here is a 1-minute video that captures the action. Posted…
About our Map
October 29, 2012
The green dots () on our map show the City-owned trees which may produce edible fruits or nuts. We say “may produce” since some trees are too young (eg. a Turkish Hazel may not produce a yield until its 4th…
A Note from Centretown Emergency Food Centre
October 27, 2012
“I would like to thank you for the wonderful donation of fresh produce that you dropped off at our Food Bank the other day. We pride ourselves on the amount of fresh produce and fruit that we are able to give our clients but it is expensive. As we watch our client base rise (in August we served…
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