It’s Here! The 2018 Annual Report

2018 Annual Report Thank you for making the 2018 season a memorable one! Thanks to your support, we picked and shared 20,884 lbs of fruit this season! We’re always blown away by the support of our community who makes this work possible. A huge thank you to: The dedicated tree registrants who opened their back […] READ MORE

Canada Summer Jobs Alert!

Join Our Team This Summer! Want to make an impact this summer supporting Toronto’s fruit picking and sharing program? This 2019 fruit season, we’re seeking two motivated individuals to join our team as Communications Assistant and Program Assistant. Please note, both positions are funded by Canada Summer Jobs and successful applications must met the requirements outlined […] READ MORE

Are you our next Social Media Ambassador?

We’re growing our team! Are you excited to be the voice of Not Far From The Tree’s social media and enhance our incredible online community? Read on! Social Media Ambassador Volunteer position, 4-5 hours/week, 1-year term We’re seeking a creative, skilled communicator to assist in implementing Not Far From The Tree’s social media strategy. Reporting […] READ MORE

Protect Your Plants From Winter De-Icing Salts

Winter is here! This means snow, and ice and the inevitable de-icing salts to keep our roadways and sidewalks slip-free. This salt ends up in the soil of our front yards, putting stress on our trees, shrubs and lawns. Even if you don’t use salts on your own walkways, the trucks that apply them to […] READ MORE

Scadding Court Community Canning

On Friday November 9th, we got together with our friends at Scadding Court Community Centre and City Councillor / self professed canning maniac Mike Layton for an afternoon of applesauce making! READ MORE

#GiveMoreThanFruit This #GivingTuesday

Countdown to Giving Tuesday is on!     What’s Giving Tuesday? Giving Tuesday is a day for you to give to the causes and charities that mean the most to you using savings from Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, Giving Tuesday is on November 27th and we hope you’ll join us on our mission […] READ MORE

Three Fall Health Treatments You Didn’t Know You Needed

This post is part of a series of tree care blogs from our Official Tree Care Partner Cohen & Master Tree and Shrub Services. Learn more about how they can help you with your fruit tree on their website. Three Fall Health Treatments You Didn’t Know You Needed Winter can be hard on your trees — […] READ MORE

2018 Season Highlights

Well, the last of the fall fruits have been picked, and it’s with heavy hearts that we’ve begun packing up for the season. It’s been another great one for NFFTT as we work to empower Toronto’s diverse communities to live sustainably through picking and sharing local fruit. This year, we picked and shared a lot […] READ MORE

Fall Fruit Preserves with Regent Park CFC

This past Wednesday, NFFTT reunited with our friends at the Regent Park Community Food Centre (CFC) for the third event in our canning / preserving workshop series. We had been delivering fall fruits to CFC food skills coordinator Emma Palumbo and her team for weeks (including more grapes than one kitchen can handle), so we […] READ MORE