Our vision

In 2024, Hidden Harvest became a program of EnviroCentre.

This exciting partnership will advance environmental sustainability through a shared dedication to reducing food waste, promoting community well-being, and fostering a greener Ottawa.

Someone holding an apple.

A team of volunteers picking fruit from a tree in the city.

Our city boasts over 17,000 fruit and nut trees on city property alone, and Hidden Harvest has over 500 trees on private properties registered for harvesting.

Since its start in 2012, Hidden Harvest has rescued over 100,000 pounds of fresh, local produce and shared it with food agencies, volunteers, tree owners, and local processors. These efforts have diverted about 4,823 tonnes of CO2e to date… and this number will continue to grow as we work together to build a healthier and more resilient Ottawa area.

To learn more about Hidden Harvest or register to volunteer.

EnviroCentre extends thanks for the funding provided by
Green Communities Canada and MakeWay Charitable Society – Hidden Harvest Ottawa project.