About Not Far From The Tree

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

A Plum Idea

Urban Harvesters Changing Attitudes to Wasted Food By Helena Moncrieff Cross-posted with Green Living Online. Canada’s urban harvesters are ahead of the curve. Armed with picking poles and a healthy… Read more >

Top 10 Most Fruitful Social Media Posts

  Last night, our social media volunteer extraordinaire, Heidi Tsao, was at Be Good Be Social Toronto sharing insights and highlights from her work overseeing Not Far From The Tree’s social… Read more >

Pretty Perfect Pancake

Summer’s outdoor markets have moved indoors, we’ve time traveled with daylight savings time, the last of Not Far From The Tree’s trees have been picked clean and winter has given… Read more >