What is Sudbury Shared Harvest?

In 2013, a group of people started Fruit for All to connect people having surplus fruit growing on their properties with soup kitchens and other community food programs that serve those in need. 

In 2014, the group partnered with Eat Local Sudbury Cooperative to develop the program further and in 2016, they began requesting vegetable donations as well. In 2015, volunteers also began planting fruit trees in public parks and in the same year, the group registered as a non-profit, calling it Sudbury Shared Harvest. In 2016, Sudbury Shared Harvest recruited volunteers to begin planning Sudbury’s first community food forest at Delki Dozzi park and planting began in 2017. 

Since then, Sudbury Shared Harvest has coordinated volunteer involvement in establishing more food forests, each much smaller than the first, but spread out across the city. By 2026, we hope to establish at least one in each of Sudbury's 12 wards. 

In 2022, we started bringing garden education to pre-schoolers with the Little Farmers program. 

In 2023 and 2024, we are developing a series of videos that introduce students to our food forest projects and are linked to Ontario high school curriculum. The videos can be found on our YouTube channel and we have started offering field trips to high school groups related to the videos.