Calgary Harvest is an organization dedicated to turning a fallen fruit problem into a local food solution. Calgary Harvest started in 2009 with the harvest of a single tree. From there it grew, with 100 trees harvested in 2010. Starting in 2011, Calgary Harvest is operated on a community scale, with neighbourhood coordinators organizing harvests. There are numerous types of fruit grown locally in Calgary, including apples, pears, plums, cherries, and even apricots when the weather is right. The fruit is divided amongst volunteers, home owners, Calgary Harvest and community groups. Calgary Harvest is a sponsored project of the Permaculture Calgary Guild.
A future where Calgarians work together to embrace urban fruit.
To build strong community by coordinating harvests to connect Calgarians through their urban fruit. To create awareness of the abundance of delicious urban fruit. To facilitate opportunities for Calgarians to creatively use urban fruit through education and skill building.