Saturday, March 07, 2009

KW Urban Harvest (fruit harvest network)

A new website has been launched locally - KW Urban Harvest - a group of volunteers dedicated to caring for and harvesting the vast amounts of forgotten bounty in our urban area. The KW Urban Harvest group is looking for both tree stewards and volunteers, and possibly have someone working on mapping out the trees in our cities. See their website: Here's their statement:

We are urban dwellers who try to appreciate and share in the bounty of nature. We are learners, researchers, explorers, and harvesters. And we are just beginning. Please join us.

We are looking for tree stewards. If you own land on which a fruit tree or bush grows, we are hoping you will share the harvest. After your tree blossoms, a group of volunteers will come to pick the fruit. The bounty will be shared by thirds between the tree steward (you), the volunteers and a local charity. Please contact us through this website. And thank you for your generosity.

In addition, we are looking for volunteers. If you are interested in joining us for a fun hour of gathering and picking, please contact us through this website. Thank you for your interest in urban fruit harvesting.


  1. AnonymousJune 24, 2011

    Hi there,
    I know that this is an old post, but I was wondering how to get in touch to see about volunteering for this. I have a few friends who also may be interested. Thanks!

  2. I have found several forgotten fruit treats:

    Queen St & Joseph St in Kitchener - Mulberry Tree
    Church St between Benton St and Peter St, in Kitchener - Mulberry Tree
    St. Benedict School in Cambridge - Service Berry (Juneberry) tree