Canning pears a great success! *** Join us for a pickling beets workshop!

Thanks to everyone that came out to our pear canning workshop in Dundas. This was a joint effort with Greening Sacred Spaces and Dundas Ontario In Transition (Do-IT). We had 17 participants and we canned enough for everyone to take some home with them. Thanks to St. Augustine's church for letting us use their kitchen and space. The amount of resources that came together to make this happen was overwhelming, participants brought extra jars, more fruit, pots and equipment. We would especially like to thank Judy, Louise, Alma, Lynn for their wisdom and guidance. A special thanks to Kathryn whose dedication to our project has been inspiring.


We are pleased to announce a pickling beet workshop.
Saturday Sept 26th, 10-1pm.
St. Paul's Anglican Church
1140 King St, West

Sliding scale of $4-6 (To cover the costs of the beets, the space, insurance and jars)
*Space is limited*
RSVP by Monday Sept 21st
Contact Juby, Project Co-ordinator, at Environment Hamilton at: 905-549-0900
Or email: jlee.eatlocal(at)
Due to popular demand, we have broadened our canning workshop to include beets. At this workshop, we are purchasing beets from Russ Ohrt of Backyard Harvest

Hamilton Fruit Tree Project part of Art Gallery of Hamilton's "Celebration of Harvest."

We have been invited by CLiC to be part of their Harvest Celebration at the AGH. Thursday, September 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Enjoy the bounty of Fall with harvest-inspired snacks, cocktails and the sounds of Hamilton’s own Tim Gibbons. Special Guests include: Juby Lee, Hamilton Fruit Tree Project and Alvaro Venturelli, plan b Organic Farms.

CLiC Members: Free | Guests: $20

Please RSVP to Jocelyn at
or call 905-527-6610 ext. 250.

What is CLiC?
CLiC is a fresh collective of like minded individuals under 45, coming together with the Art Gallery of Hamilton to create an awareness of art, culture and community. Join the AGH as a CLiC Member for free admission to all CLiC events!

Mark your calendar! Sunday Sept 27th, Hamilton Fruit Tree Project at Dundurn Castle's "Straight from the Garden" celebration!

Mark your calendar for this exciting, family-fun, local food event!

On SUNDAY SEPT 27th, 2009 from noon-4pm, DUNDURN CASTLE is hosting their annual "Straight from the Garden" day. This year, Hamilton Fruit Tree Project will be there harvesting apples. Like last year, the majority of the fresh, local produce will be distributed throughout Hamilton's Food Bank system. Drop by and help us harvest some of the tasty apples.

"Straight from the Garden" is a celebration Hamilton’s agricultural communities, past and present. Activities include:
*farmers' market
*an agricultural exhibition
*garden demonstrations and workshops
*garden tours, cooking workshops
*live music
*activities for the children
*Bring your backyard produce for the community horticultural exhibition!

Free admission to outdoor activities.
A small fee will be charged for cooking workshops.
Regular admission rates apply to the museum.

For more information contact:
610 York Boulevard, Hamilton,
Ontario L8R 3H1 • 905.546.2872
Visit our website

Fruit Galore!

We have had a steady stream of home owners contacting us to harvest their fruit and an even steadier steam of interested volunteers willing to help pick!

Check out these beautiful red pears that we harvested from the mountain! Thanks to Kate for helping us identify them as "Red Anjous."

If you would like to get on the volunteer list, contact Juby, Project Co-ordinator at jlee.eatlocal(at) to find out about upcoming picks.

Note that there is one larger pick happening at Dundurn Castle. This harvest is more of a drop-in style. Come by and help us harvest!

On Sunday, September 27, 2009
Hamilton Fruit Tree Project is partnering with Dundurn Castle with their STRAIGHT FROM THE GARDEN event. Spend the day harvesting their apples and celebrating Hamilton's agricultural communities, past and present. Activities include a market fair, an agricultural exhibition, guest speakers, garden tours, and games for the children.
Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages: All