Repost: Harvesting Toronto’s hidden fruit bounty

Danielle Klassen started Food Explore as a way to explore alternative ideas for a more socially conscious and environmentally sustainable food system, locally. We were lucky to have her along on a pick earlier this July. Here’s what she had to say about it. Originally posted at On a recent Sunday evening, seven Torontoians, most […] READ MORE

New Not Far From The Tree HQ

Not Far From The Tree has a new headquarters: a cozy new space on the second floor of Artscape Wychwood Barns! For those who aren’t familiar with Wychwood Barns, it’s a former TTC facility near Christie and St. Clair West that has been transformed into a multi-use community complex. Known for it’s lively Saturday farmer’s […] READ MORE

Have No Fear, Spring is Near, Open Up Your Preserved Cheer!

As you opened your eyes this morning did you notice that you’re no longer waking up in total darkness? That in the evening, you can pick up groceries after work in twilight? The extra amount of snow READ MORE

Urban Fruit Picking: A New Model for Economic Prosperity?

Last week I had the opportunity to speak at a conference about the Collaborative Economy on behalf of Not Far From The Tree. It was an incredible afternoon where we learned about emerging trends and how cities READ MORE

Gliding Through The Weekend: Family Day Event at Evergreen Brick Works

With Family Day just around the corner, we thought we’d highlight a fun event that can get you out, enjoying the great outdoors this holiday Monday. Do you know what hiking, pizza, skating and Vicky Sunohara have in READ MORE

Which Toronto neighbourhoods most need “improvement”?

Think about the neighbourhood you live in. Would you say it needs improvement? Do you have access to stores with healthy, affordable food? Should there be more recreation programs for neighbourhood kids? 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

Great ways to volunteer in the city

Recently, we’ve been hearing about a lot of very cool volunteer opportunities here in Toronto – the kinds of opportunities that offer valuable training and empower people to become change-makers READ MORE

Foxy with Greenmoxie

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Nikki Fotheringham, a Not Far From The Tree volunteer, green living writer and founder of – a lifestyle blog for everything green. We chatted about the unique twist of her blog, cultural differences for a sustainable life and her hot off the presses guide: Greenmoxie’s Guide to […] READ MORE