This Toronto-based organization creates community around harvesting, sharing, and celebrating local, seasonal fruit. City residents register their fruit-bearing trees with the organization, and it mobilizes volunteers to pick the fruit when it is ripe. The yield is divided evenly between the owner, the volunteers, and people in need. In 2018, Not Far From The Tree donated nearly 8,000 pounds of local fruit to 33 local food banks, shelters, and community kitchens, all delivered by bicycle. To learn more about their work, visit their website – and check out this guide from City Fruit in Seattle to learn how to organize your own urban fruit harvest.
Category: Local Food, Farming & Fisheries