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

Fall Health Check

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.  Fall Health Check Fall is here and it’s time to give your trees their annual Tree […] READ MORE

Farewell to Our Wonderful Social Media Volunteer Heidi Tsao

This fall, we’re saying goodbye to our dedicated social media volunteer Heidi Tsao. Over the past 4.5 years, Heidi has grown our presence across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and responded to and retweeted countless messages. She’s been an advocate of our work online and out in the field. As Heidi says, “food is such a […] READ MORE

Savoury Preserves with Regent Park CFC

This past Thursday our staff and Not Far From The Tree volunteers enjoyed reuniting with our friends at Regent Park CFC. On the agenda were savoury preserves. While we’d recently biked over some underripe yellow plums, we came bearing sweet and beautifully ripe purple plums ready to go… for what later turned out to be […] READ MORE