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Wonderful Winter Picnic

Have you ever thought of having a winter picnic? No? It’s cozier than it seems. Whether you’re headed to Riverdale Farm, crossing the lake to the Toronto Islands or anywhere in between, there are certain things to keep in mind

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Last week I had the opportunity to speak at a conference about the Collaborative Economy on behalf of Not Far From The Tree. It was an incredible afternoon where we learned about emerging trends and how cities

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Great ways to volunteer in the city

Recently, we’ve been hearing about a lot of very cool volunteer opportunities here in Toronto – the kinds of opportunities that offer valuable training and empower people to become change-makers

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Throughout the month of December, we’ve been posting interviews with stakeholders from three important groups: volunteers, neighbourhood agencies, and tree owners. This third and final interview

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Bee nesting tubes. Photo credit: Chris Worden This week we’ve come to the final instalment of our three-part conversation about the role that wild bees play in gardens and orchards as pollinators. Many people may think of bees as little more than stinging collaborative architects

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Ontario: A locavore’s delight

Photos source: The Leslieville Farmers’ Market website. Many readers may be familiar with the concept of a 100-mile diet; a movement pioneered by Canadians Alisa Smith and J.B. MacKinnon and documented in their book The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating

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Budding environmentalists

Toronto’s environmental stage needs to keep its eyes open for two young, budding environmentalists. Sam and Leah, ages 8 and 11, have been to numerous green events around the city. They attended the

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Introducing Paul Thompson!

We are excited to introduce our second featured artist in the Artist in Urban Orchard program, Paul Thompson! Here’s a little about Paul

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I had the pleasure of attending the Sustainable Neigbourhoods Summit last week. Hosted at the Evergreen Brickworks by the Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation and Evergreen’s CityWorks project

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This post was written by Not Far From The Tree volunteer, Aysha Qamar. If you have a story to share, by all means send it along to info@notfarfromthetree.org. Heavy winter jackets and bulky winter boots. That’s what comes to mind for most of us during the winter season.  The cold weather may

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