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

What happens on a pick… doesn’t stay on a pick – it gets shared!

This past Saturday morning came bright and warm, but not too hot, perfect weather for my first Not Far From The Tree fruit pick. As I rode my bike to the pick… Read more >

Cherries: Criminally Delectable

  Proceed with caution: With cherry season in full swing we need to be on the lookout for these little rascals. Pick when they reach a uniform red colour, once… Read more >

Introducing: new additions to our staff team!

We are pleased to welcome a few new additions to the Not Far From The Tree staff team: Dominic, Elysse and Sareen! You may meet them under a fruit tree or… Read more >