History

Not Far From The Tree launched its first full season in 2008. We began by harvesting fruit in one neighbourhood, and with a crew of 150 volunteers, we picked a total of 3,003 pounds of fruit by the end of the season.

Since our first season, we have:

  • harvested over 70,000 pounds of fruit;
  • donated more than 22,000 pounds to social service agencies;
  • registered over 1,500 trees to be picked in our operating area;
  • registered more than 1,600 volunteer pickers.

Not Far From The Tree has received a number of awards and accolades over the years:

Our Founder, Laura Reinsborough, has been recognized for her work: