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

Repost: “Not Far From My Heart” by Jenny Serwylo

Recently, first-time volunteer picker, Jenny Serwylo, went on a pick with us and felt so inspired, that she blogged about it. Here’s her post in full, originally posted at http://jennyserwylo.com/2015/06/24/not-far-from-my-heart. Fair… Read more >

Call for volunteer leaders!

The fruit harvesting season is just around the corner, and we are looking for volunteer leaders to help us pick and share the bounty! This year, we have two exciting… Read more >

Introducing Not Far From The Tree’s new Director

Not Far From The Tree is deserving of an insightful and inspiring leader for its next stage of development. We are delighted to announce that Sue Arndt has been hired… Read more >