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

Healthy Harvest

Around this time we start to see the emergence of the current year’s cold and flu season. (Learn the difference between the two here.) As the saying goes: an ounce of prevention… Read more >

The Truth About Pectin and How to Make Your Own

Throughout the summer and fall months, fresh fruit is plentiful and the shelves of grocery stores are lined with the tools needed to preserve all that nature offers. One question… Read more >

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 >