Halton Fruit Tree Project

The Halton Fruit Tree Project was created in 2011 as a part of the Growing and Sharing Food in Halton initiative undertaken by the Oakville Sustainable Food Partnership and Go Local Oakville with funding from the Trillium Foundation. Over the past 4 seasons we have harvested fruit and vegetables from backyards and small orchards and shared the harvest amongst our volunteers, the property owners and local food related social service agencies. 

We have successfully diverted approximately 24 000 lbs of produce from the waste stream into the food supply chain in Halton over the past 4 seasons:

  • 2011 3000 lbs
  • 2012 5000 lbs
  • 2013 12 000 lbs
  • 2014 4500 lbs

The organizations that we have donated produce to are:

  • Refresh Food for Life
  • Food for Thought Farm to School Program (5000 apples)
  • Active Chefs Halton
  • Conservation Halton for their Forest Festival
  • Milton Bible Church
  • Kerr St Ministries
  • St Christopher’s Church

Here is a short video from our early days of harvesting:

 

And a cool video produced by Katie Turk from Sheridan College:

Volunteer Register a Tree