Laura Reinsborough: Not Far From The Tree
Not Far From the Tree is making sure no good food goes untouched.
Not Far From the Tree is Toronto’s very own fruit tree program created by Laura Reinsborough. When a homeowner has a tree on their proerty that they can’t harvest, they can sign with Not Far From The Tree and a team of volunteers will come by and pick the bounty. The harvest is split three ways: 1/3 is offered to the tree owner, 1/3 is shared among the volunteers, and 1/3 is donated to food banks, shelters, and community kitchens in the neighbourhood. Through this simple activity, the organization is making good use of healthy food and building community by sharing the urban abundance.