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

We’re Hiring!

The harvest season is almost here and we are looking for motivated individuals to join our staff team. We are excited to share two new employment opportunities: Program Assistant (Two… Read more >

New volunteer postings: Event Planning and Fruit Guide

We are gearing up for this year’s fruit season and looking for some friendly folks to help out behind-the-scenes with the following volunteer opportunities: City Cider Event Committee Calling all… Read more >

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 >