Jun 26 2011

Founder, Not Far From the Tree

Topics: Charity & Humanitarian, Eco
Interview Date: November-30-2010
Extraordinary Insights: Do not be afraid to dream big.

Audio-only version:

Laura Reinsborough is the founder of Not Far From The Tree, a not-for-profit organization that harvests fruit from trees around the city of Toronto. One third of the fruit harvested goes to the volunteers, one third goes to the owner of the tree, and one third goes to local shelters and the food bank; preventing thousands of pounds of fruit from going to waste while providing healthy food to those in need. Laura is a pioneer and visionary for local food usage, and has won several environmental and leadership awards. Extraordinary Insights: "Dream big. No matter the scope of your project, once you have an idea, dream big, with no restrictions, and make it as wild as it can be. Then, after that idea has reached its full potential, scale it down to something that’s manageable for you."

Laura Reinsborough: Blog

Dec 01 2017

2017 Holiday Campaign

This Holiday Season, Give the Gift of Fruit Skills This fall we visited our partner agencies and learned that they’re eager for educational opportunities that focus on putting our fruit to use, and we want to deliver! In 2018, we hope to co-host a series of skill-based workshops for our partner agencies and the communities […]


Nov 22 2017

Year in Review

2017 Year in Review A Bountiful Harvest This 2017 fruit season, our dedicated picking team harvested 15 kinds of fruit! The final tally is in and we harvested 12,159 pounds of fruit, a third of which was shared with our 35 partner agencies. Picking highlights from the year included: The joyous return of apricots after […]


Aug 29 2017

Volunteer at City Cider!

Do you love delicious food and homegrown Ontario cider? Are you hoping to complete volunteer hours, add more to your resume or just volunteer for fun? If any of these apply, we want you to volunteer at City Cider! City Cider is Not Far From The Tree’s all-ages urban harvest celebration put on in partnership with […]


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