Donor Spotlight: Three inspiring philanthropists

We are thrilled to introduce Olivia Wyett, Sara Rashidi and Mariel Repuyan, three high school students whose compelling presentation skills secured a $5000 grant for Not Far From The Tree READ MORE

TEDxToronto, here we come!

We are thrilled to share the news that Not Far From The Tree will take the spotlight for a TED talk! Founder & Director Laura Reinsborough will be sharing the story of urban fruit picking at this year’s READ MORE

Not Far From The Tree honoured with Vital Ideas award

As I was about to walk across the stage, host Matt Galloway remarked, “This is one of my favourite projects in the city.” Yes, he was referring to Not Far From The Tree! This very fine compliment added a little skip in my step as I delightedly accepted the award on behalf of Not Far […] READ MORE

The Gaea Environment Award goes to…us!

Have you met Val and Heather? That’s them on either side of me in the photo above. They’re two incredible women who have helped shape Not Far From The Tree to what it is today. They have volunteered their time as Supreme Gleaners with our fruit picking program and as lead committee members with Syrup […] READ MORE

Not Far From The Tree chosen for the Tides Top Ten!

Tides Canada announced their roster of top ten social and environmental initiatives for 2011 this week. And, despite being a small project that is based in one city, Not Far From The Tree was honoured with this award among excellent projects from coast to coast to coast. Among other things, Not Far From The Tree […] READ MORE

Not Far From The Tree named a 2011 Green Toronto Award Finalist

On Friday evening, Not Far From The Tree was delighted to share the stage with 29 other individuals and organizations, each nominated for one of  ten categories at the Live Green Toronto awards. Councillor Joe Mihevc nominated Not Far From The Tree in the Leadership category, and we were named a finalist alongside the Canadian […] READ MORE

Shortlisted for a Green Toronto Award

Not Far From The Tree is pleased to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for a Live Green Toronto award, in the Leadership category.  Joe Mihevc — a wonderful supporter and Councillor of the first neighbourhood we ever picked fruit in — nominated us for this honour. We also want to tip our hats to the […] READ MORE

Laura Reinsborough — an Agent of Change

Once more, Not Far From The Tree is happy to announce yet another laurel for Founder & Director Laura Reinsborough. Through a competition held by the Centre for Social Innovation, Laura has been recognized as one of Toronto’s very own Agents of Change. The Centre for Social Innovation (or CSI) describes itself as “a social […] READ MORE

Laura wins a Women of the Earth Award

I am honoured to receive a national Women of the Earth Award from the Yves Rocher Foundation. The awards ceremony was held just a few weeks ago here in Toronto. I’m so delighted at the recognition that this offers, especially in the footsteps of past winners such as Lori Stahlbrand of Local Food Plus and […] READ MORE