Not Far From the Tree Celebrates a Milestone

The Not Far From the Tree team is berry excited to share with you that we celebrated a major milestone this week. Yesterday in the historic orchard at Spadina Museum, in the neighbourhood where we got started, a group of our volunteers and staff picked our 100,000th pound of fruit! Since 2008, Not Far From […] READ MORE

The Art of Healthy Food

You may have heard of SKETCH, a community arts initiative engaging homeless and marginalized youth in Toronto, but did you know that their programming extends to artwork of the edible variety? SKETCH’s Enviro-Culinary Arts Crew delivers empowering programming which includes healthy eating and nutrition awareness, urban gardening, food security and much more! This past winter, […] 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 leadership opportunities: Supreme Gleaners: If you love picking fruit, riding bikes, and meeting new people, the Supreme Gleaner role could be just right for you! Supreme […] 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 as the new Project Director! Sue comes to Not Far From The Tree after 9 years at Evergreen in Toronto. Starting there in 2006, Sue […] READ MORE

NFFTT friends could win tickets to see Sufjan Stevens!

Sharing is caring! Add a little NFFTT to your friends’ lives… You’re invited to share our newsletter for the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Sufjan Stevens live in Toronto on Wednesday, April 29th! Thanks to a donation of concert tickets by one of our trusted volunteers, we have one pair of […] READ MORE

We’re Hiring!

The harvest season is almost here and we are looking for motivated individuals to join our staff team. We are excited to share two new employment opportunities: Program Assistant (Two Positions) 5 days per week incl. weekends, May to October 2015 The Program Assistants will oversee the scheduling of fruit picking and sharing activities, ensure […] READ MORE

New volunteer postings: Event Planning and Fruit Guide

We are gearing up for this year’s fruit season and looking for some friendly folks to help out behind-the-scenes with the following volunteer opportunities: City Cider Event Committee Calling all event aficionados! We are pulling together a crew of volunteer supporters to help plan this year’s City Cider – our annual all-ages cider celebration, taking […] READ MORE

A Plum Idea

Urban Harvesters Changing Attitudes to Wasted Food By Helena Moncrieff Cross-posted with Green Living Online. Canada’s urban harvesters are ahead of the curve. Armed with picking poles and a healthy appetite, they’ve been scouring our cities for years, plucking unwanted fruit from backyards and boulevards. It’s become an influential activity. In its forecast of trends […] READ MORE

Top 10 Most Fruitful Social Media Posts

  Last night, our social media volunteer extraordinaire, Heidi Tsao, was at Be Good Be Social Toronto sharing insights and highlights from her work overseeing Not Far From The Tree’s social media efforts. Heidi has been behind the wheel of Not Far From The Tree’s social media pages for exactly a year now, and her contribution […] READ MORE