We had the privilege of taking part in Toronto’s sharing economy celebration, SharefestTO, last week. The event was held at the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI), in collaboration with the Institute for a Resource-Based Economy (IRBE, creators of the Toronto Tool Library), MaRS Discovery District and a collective of sharing organizations in Toronto. What are […] READ MORE

Making Maple Syrup at Downsview Park

Toronto is a great place to forage for food. Our volunteer fruit pickers know it, savvy wild foragers know it, and those furry bandits who shall remain nameless  definitely know it (hint: what rhymes with macaroons and houndgrogs?). That said, Canadian winters are not well known for their bountiful harvests – except when it comes to […] READ MORE

We came, we saw, we celebrated!

Last Friday night, friends and supporters of Not Far From The Tree came together at our End of Season Celebration and raised a glass to mark the end of our 6th successful urban harvest season.  If you ask us, we did it right READ MORE

Don’t miss tomorrow’s End of Season Celebration!

It’s been an amazing season! With our donors, volunteers, and community partners, Not Far From The Tree has picked more than 22,000 pounds of fruit from 348 trees, including apples, apricots, plums, pears, cherries READ MORE

Don’t miss your chance to win big this Friday!

Whether you’re celebrating your birthday or a bachelorette party, throwing axes will bring the festivities to a boastfully badass level. We won’t be heaving any hatchets at this Friday’s End of Season Celebration READ MORE

DIY Hard Cider Workshop

There is nothing quite like hard apple cider made from apples grown in your own neighbourhood and using a homemade cider press. To show our gratitude to the Supreme Gleaners (volunteer pick leaders) and core volunteers READ MORE

Thank you for making City Cider a success!

Beneath colourful flags, amongst crowds and laughter, with ethereal melodies echoing from beyond a grand garden, rickety direction posts pointing the way to festive places, kids with painted faces READ MORE

Apple cider: a drink worth celebrating

People have been harvesting apples for millennia – and enjoying apple cider for almost as long! Cider has a long history in parts of England (where it remains a popular treat), Ireland, France, Spain, Germany, and READ MORE

100 Mile BBQ at the Yonge Corporate Centre

On Tuesday July 23rd, Not Far From The Tree was invited to table at the Yonge Corporate Centre’s tenant BBQ, where all ingredients used came from within 100 miles of Toronto. It was a great opportunity to READ MORE