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seminar title Food Trees of Centretown

Description: There are fruit and nuts hiding in plain sight all around our city! Join Katrina
of Hidden Harvest Ottawa for this stroll to several nut and fruit trees in Centretown, and learn
more about what may be hiding in your backyard. We will discuss basic tree identification,
as well as harvest tips and historical tidbits for four to five food trees within a two km walk. 
Afterwards we will sit down and talk about the trees we have seen, and the potential within
our city to feed ourselves nutritional, perennial, foods. Your questions and thoughts are
invited. Find out more about Hidden Harvest at ottawa.hiddenharvest.ca
Meeting place: Bridgehead Coffeehouse, 282 Elgin Street. 1 hr in length. Distance: 2.0 km.
Accessibility: Our route may take us off the paved paths over grass, as well as up and down
curbs. Route: From Minto Park at the corner of Elgin and Gilmour Sts, we will walk east along
Gilmour, north to Somerset, over to the Queen Elizabeth Driveway and then back south to
McLeod via Lewis, Waverley, and Cartier.  The end point is about five blocks south of our
starting point. True to (de)tour form, the walk will end at the Standard Tavern on Elgin Street,
for a conversation about everything related to urban food.
About your tour guide: Ever wondered if the squirrels know something you don’t
about how delicious those nuts in the park are? Ever wished that there was someone
who would help you pick and share your apples? Hidden Harvest Ottawa picks and
shares fruit and nuts, which would otherwise go to waste around our city. By revealing
our delicious fruit and nuts, Hidden Harvest makes good use of local food and inspires
community members to plant trees for tomorrow, which will feed us as well as mend
our environment. Katrina is a co-founder of Hidden Harvest, she loves trees and
believes that caring for our urban forest is essential for our health and our future.
  • walking seminar guide - Food Trees of Centretown
  • availability - check booking app for specific dates
  • meeting place - Bridgehead Coffeehouse, 282 Elgin Street
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