Not Far From The Tree # pickfruitTO

Peek over the fence of a neighbour’s yard, or take a detour down a laneway. Amid the concrete and bustle, Toronto is a veritable orchard. Over 1.5 million pounds of fruit grow in the city each year, and much of it goes to waste.

Not Far From The Tree is a bright and hopeful solution to this surplus of local fruit. Volunteers are mobilized to pick the fruit and the harvest is shared: a third to the homeowner; a third to the volunteers; and a third to a neighbourhood social service agency, such as a food bank, shelter or community kitchen. It’s a win-win-win solution.

This simple act has a profound impact. By picking and sharing fruit, Not Far From The Tree activates the abundance of local food from city trees, brings attention to our urban ecosystem, increases access to healthy food, and builds community by encouraging people to work together at a neighbourhood level.

Wychwood Barns
255-601 Christie Street,
Toronto ON

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