Everyone Needs a Haircut: Tree Care Workshop #2 Look-Back

Sunday was our second class in Susan Poizner’s four-part workshop series on caring for your fruit tree, and it was all about pruning! If you want to read about Workshop #1 first, click here. The first portion of the workshop was classroom style, where we learned everything there is to know about pruning fruit trees […] READ MORE

All About Aphids

Diagnosing and Treating This Tree Pest Recently we’ve received a lot of questions regarding aphids, and because we want your fruit trees to be as healthy as possible, we did a little research on this particular tree pest. Aphids are these tiny, pear-shaped guys that come in a variety of colours, most commonly green, red, […] READ MORE

Our First Tree Care Workshop in a Nutshell

Last Wednesday, June 14, was the first day of our Fruit Tree Care Workshops, led by fruit tree care educator Susan Poizner of Orchard People. Susan’s first of four workshops on tree care was called “Growing Healthy Organic Fruit Trees: Secrets to Success”. Susan walked us through 10 secrets to successfully planting, maintaining, and growing […] READ MORE

Get To Know Our Summer Students!

With picking season nearly here,we’ve recruited two summer students to help with smooth sailing as the cherry/berry madness begins! Our new Logistics and Equipment Assistant is Chiara Ferroro-Wong (on the right), and our Community Animator is Sophie Ciglen (on the left). Chiara will helping with any equipment issues across our storage locations and leading some […] READ MORE

New Tree Care Workshop Series

Fruit trees make up a vital (and delicious) part of Toronto’s tree canopy, and many of them are right in your own backyard. But maintaining healthy, successful trees is not always easy! Join us for a four-part workshop series where fruit tree care educator Susan Poizner will teach growers how to ensure their trees thrive and […] READ MORE

Summer Student Jobs

Calling All Students! Spring is in full effect and with all the wet weather and warming temperatures we’re looking forward to a productive fruiting season in Toronto! We’re currently seeking two summer students this season to hire on for our Logistics and Equipment Assistant and Community Animator roles. Each role will be: 30 Hours per […] READ MORE

Cider Pressing Coming to Parks

Sweet News! NFFTT is proud to announce that we have been selected as a grant recipient for the TDFEF Common Ground Project. Thanks to this generous support from TDFEF, we will be able to bring our cider pressing station to 10 events in Toronto’s parks this summer. You may have seen our press last year at […] READ MORE

Calling All Supreme Gleaners!

We’re recruiting for our lead picking volunteers: Supreme Gleaners! Position Summary:  Supreme Gleaners are specially-trained volunteers who go the extra mile to make the fruit harvest happen by leading picks and transporting fruit and equipment by cargo bike. Responsibilities: Lead fruit picks during Toronto’s fruit harvest season (runs from June to October). For each pick, […] READ MORE

We’re Hiring: Project Coordinator

Cool Job Alert! Spring is in the air and as we prepare for another year of fruit picking and sharing, we are seeking motivated individual to join our staff team. Project Coordinator Full time, 7-month contract (37.5 hours/week, May-November) The Project Coordinator will engage with the communities in which Not Far From the Tree operates […] READ MORE