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!

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We had the privilege of taking part in Toronto’s sharing economy celebration, SharefestTO, last week. The event was held at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), in collaboration with the… Read more >

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 >