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

9 Things We Did in Social Media to Help #StopLonelyFruit

As a grassroots not-for-profit organization, social media is a super important part of getting our message out because 1) it’s “free” (managed by volunteers like me) and 2) that’s where our supporters are. So when it came time for our spring fundraising campaign, we knew that we’d be relying heavily on social, in coordination with […] READ MORE

The 2012 yearbook is here!

Our 2012 yearbook has arrived! Flipping through the pages is a nice walk down memory lane. Here are some highlights from our 2012 season READ MORE

Critter Control

Most fruit growers are aware of the unfortunate truth that we are not the only species that enjoys the taste of a delicious apple or cherry.  READ MORE

Check out our 2011 yearbook!

A special delivery arrived at the Not Far From The Tree office today. It was our 2011 yearbook, hot off the presses! While Toronto’s fruit trees were faced with challenges due to weather and disease in 2011, it was still a momentous year READ MORE

Edible Food Forest in Seattle

There is a very exciting project set to break ground in the abundant food scene of Seattle. This summer Seattle is going to begin the first stage of what is planned to become the United States’ largest food forest. The food forest will be located on a seven-acre plot in Beacon Hill, and has been […] READ MORE

Fruit picking projects are taking root all over

See that guy in the tree? That’s Schuyler Smith, the mastermind behind Halifax’s upcoming fruit harvesting project. Just this afternoon I had a chance to chat with him on the phone and learn about what he has planned for Halifax’s urban bounty. That’s a wonderful perk of my job – connecting with similar projects in […] READ MORE

What Does the frost damage mean for trees in Toronto?

As much as we all enjoyed the unseasonably warm weather that occurred in March, many of you may have heard that Ontario’s tender fruit farmers are reeling from it. The warm weather brought fruit blossoms in Ontario’s orchards out a full month earlier than normal. This meant that the blossoms were left open to frost […] READ MORE

Happy Pi Day!

Anybody celebrating Pi Day with a pie today? READ MORE