KW Urban Harvester’s initiative is to transform urban green spaces in the Kitchener/Waterloo Ontario area into anything sustainably edible. We seek to educate ourselves and others on how to grow food in urban settings, preserve the harvest, and save the seeds.
Started in the spring of 2006 by WLU (Wilfred Laurier University) graduate, Kyla Cotton, KW Urban Harvester is a group of individuals who volunteer their time to turn our urban landscape into a source of life and nutrition. We are thankful to receive funding through LSPIRG (Laurier Student's Public Interest Reserach Group) as well as land generously donated by WLU.What We Do
Our primary focus for the season is planting, maintaining, and harvesting the Northdale plot on the WLU campus. We also welcome the opportunity to work with community members who have yard space to share and transform into edible landscapes.
Other initiatives within our group include forest gardening, urban foraging, and fruit tree harvesting as well as any other interests in urban agriculture that members would like to explore.Get Involved