We’ve put a twist on the chic European picnic tradition by celebrating the autumn harvest with a social mission to support local family farms and raise funds for Bioregional’s work on sustainable communities in Ottawa, the international One Planet Living program. We are also proud to build on our successful food drive, which enlisted guests to donate fresh, local food to the Ottawa Food Bank to ensure nobody goes hungry in the Ottawa area.
Who We Are Supporting
For the 5th year, Harvest Noir will raise funds for Bioregional North America, an Ottawa-based non-profit environmental organization that creates practical solutions to climate change using the inspiring One Planet Living framework and science-based behavior change. The One Planet Living program is the gold standard for creating the most sustainable neighborhoods in the world – places where residents grow their own food and find it convenient to seriously reduce their footprints. One Planet Communities act as nation- al models that show how we can re-create our cities and lifestyles in ways that fight climate change rather than cause it. Bioregional’s Bikehost program – recently featured on CBC – is a behavior-change program that helps new immigrants to Ottawa access bicycles, bike mechanics, and cycling know-how to ensure they have a sustainable, affordable transportation option. — www.bioregional.ca
The Ottawa Food Bank
Following up on our enormously successful food drive last year, Harvest Noir will again invite all our guests on October 3rd to donate nutritious fresh food from farmer’s markets and local farms to those who need it most and get it least! We help the Ottawa Food Bank fight hunger by rallying our 1,000+ guests in a huge food drive! — ottawafoodbank.ca/donate/