Pick Leader of the Week – Ann Rosenfield

You know that Not Far From the Tree relies on volunteers to pick and share Toronto’s fruit. But among the more than a thousand registered volunteers are an elite squad who have stepped up to go above and beyond just picking fruit: these are our Supreme Gleaners and Tree Captains. They bring the equipment, teach […] READ MORE

Join the Cider Squad

Do you love Cider? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our Cider Squad! READ MORE

Meet the Team: Summer Student Q+A

From left to right: Taylor, Kathy Summer has arrived, and with it, our summer students! We are excited to welcome Taylor Hinds, our Logistics and Equipment Assistant, and Kathy Sihavong, our Community Animator to the NFFTT team. Want to know more about these fantastic individuals, what they’re studying, and what they’re looking forward to this summer? Read […] READ MORE

Farming, foraging, and fermenting

  Heather O’Shea is really cool. No, seriously. Check her out: – She often forages for food and cooks it up into tasty things – She’s a Supreme Gleaner with Not Far From The Tree and has used the fruit she’s gleaned in preserves, including fermenting her own hard cider – She’s an international award-winning dancer and teacher too – She has the […] READ MORE

Introducing Jessica McRandall!

We are excited to introduce the newest member of the Not Far From The Tree team: Jessica McRandall, Community Development Intern! Here is a little about Jessica in her own words: Hello everyone! My name is Jessica and I am the new Community Development Intern here at Not Far From The Tree. My internship started […] READ MORE

Introducing: new additions to our staff team!

We are pleased to welcome a few new additions to the Not Far From The Tree staff team: Dominic, Elysse and Sareen! You may meet them under a fruit tree or riding a cargo bike full of plums this summer. Until then, we thought we’d introduce them to you here:   Dominic will be working alongside […] READ MORE

Book Review: Growing Urban Orchards by Susan Poizner

Not Far From The Tree was featured as an “Orchard Inspiration” in Growing Urban Orchards by Toronto’s very own Susan Poizner. Thanks for sharing about our program Susan! Here’s our review of Growing Urban Orchards: Growing Urban Orchards: The Ups, Downs, and How-Tos of Fruit Tree Care in the City is Susan Poizner’s fruit tree-growing […] 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 greenmoxie.com – 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

Stories from a Tree Owner: From Waste Reduction to the Great Apple Crisp Bakeoff

Throughout the month of December, we’ve been posting interviews with stakeholders from three important groups: volunteers, neighbourhood agencies, and tree owners. This third and final interview READ MORE