Not Far From The Tree
One of the Oasis Wellness Centres fabulous RMTs, Clarissa, told us about a wonderful organization called Not Far From The Tree. This organization puts Toronto’s fruit to good use by picking and sharing the bounty.
When a homeowner can’t keep up with the abundant harvest produced by their tree, they let this organization know and they mobilize volunteers to 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 delivered by bicycle to be donated to food banks, shelters, and community kitchens in the neighbourhood so that the fresh fruit is put to good use. It’s a win-win-win situation!
This simple act has profound impact. Not Far From The Tree is making good use of healthy food, addressing climate change with hands-on community action, and building community by sharing the urban abundance.
If you are interested in volunteering please visit the page to register here: http://www.notfarfromthetree.org/