Artist Profile: Ashley Barron

By now, you’ve been introduced to the delightful characters of our spring fundraising campaign, The Lonely Fruit. Who’s behind these adorable creations, you ask? Why, it’s none other than Ashley Barron, a Toronto-based illustrator who specializes in cut-paper collage. We talked to Ashley to find out a little more about the person behind the paper: […] READ MORE

Community Spotlight: SKETCH Community Artist Training

Twice a month, for the next few months, we are going to feature a great project or initiative that is working to build community through food or the environment.  This is the first of our “Community Spotlight” series. READ MORE

See you at the Indie Arts Market

Not down with the hustle and bustle that comes along with the holiday season? With the crowded malls and folks just racing to complete their holiday shopping, the season can feel not-so-cheery. Well I have just the solution READ MORE

Happy Thanksgiving from Not Far From The Tree!

The bounty of the harvest is sweeter when shared. Help us pick and share more fruit by donating here. READ MORE

Apple of My Eye by Paul Thompson

We are pleased to reveal Paul Thompson‘s contribution to our Artist in Urban Orchard program: Apple of My Eye (pictured above). Here is what Paul had to say about the piece READ MORE

Introducing Paul Thompson!

We are excited to introduce our second featured artist in the Artist in Urban Orchard program, Paul Thompson! Here’s a little about Paul READ MORE

Gloves by Zeesy Powers

This last painting from Zeesy Powers is entitled Gloves. It is very much in keeping with two other pieces that Zeesy did for our Artist in Urban Orchard program,  Poles and Apple. A huge thanks to Zeesy for contributing these READ MORE

Poles by Zeesy Powers

This is the next image in our Artist in the Urban Orchard program. The above painting, “Poles”, was created by Zeesy Powers, while she attended a pick last season. This image is almost a family portrait READ MORE

Introducing Artist Zeesy Powers!

 This past summer, we launched the Artist in Urban Orchard program, asking members of our volunteer community to create works that show how Toronto fruit inspires them artistically. Two local artists were involved READ MORE