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

The Autumn Garden

It is harvest season. Whether your garden is on a balcony, on a roof or in the backyard there is preparation that needs to be done for the winter months…. Read more >

Introducing Jessica McRandall!

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Not Far From The Tree team: Jessica McRandall, Community Development Intern! Here is a little about Jessica in her own… Read more >

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 >