Not Far From The Tree is Toronto’s very own fruit tree project, inspiring Torontonians to harvest, share, celebrate, and steward the bounty from our urban forest.

When a homeowner can’t keep up with the abundant harvest produced by their tree, they let us know and we mobilize a team of volunteers to pick their tree. The harvest is split three ways: 1/3 is offered to the homeowner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 is delivered by bicycle to local food banks, shelters, and community kitchens. It’s a win-win-win solution!

the latest from the blog

Becoming Supreme (Gleaner, that is)

Becoming Supreme is a lot of fun but it’s also a responsibility. For a Not Far From The Tree volunteer like myself, being “Supreme” means getting specially trained as a Supreme… Read more >

On the Runs with Plums

  We interrupt your regularly scheduled program with news the plundering plum has been slinking around farmer’s markets and Not Far From The Tree picks. These high-brow cousins of the… Read more >

Special Notice: Apricots Spotted

  Keep a close watch on your trees, the apricot is in town. Smooth, sweet talking apricots are full of it – beta-carotene, vitamin C and fiber. These hooligans are… Read more >