Founder, Not Far From the Tree
|Topics: Charity & Humanitarian, Eco|
|Interview Date: November-30-2010|
|Extraordinary Insights: Do not be afraid to dream big.|
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.
"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
Goodbye Blossoms, Hello Yummy Fruit!
Blossom season is winding down and so is our Blossom Watch Project, until next year. Thanks to everyone who participated and shared their blossoms with us. The blossoms seemed to come and go so fleetingly, but now that they are on their way out it means that the fruit is coming! I am most looking forward [...]more...
Explore TO: Edible wild plants at the Rosedale Ravine
A few weeks back I posted excerpts from an interview with Elliott Katz, author of Great Country Walks Around Toronto, where I asked him to describe a few of his favorite, well, great country walks around Toronto. Ever the adventurer, I promised myself I’d go on each of his suggested strolls, performing a little scavenger hunt [...]more...
Imagine a River of Flowers in the City
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to chat with Kathryn Lwin, founder and director of River of Flowers. The project was started in London, England when Kathryn saw the need to create patches of urban meadows of wild native flowers for pollinators to forage. River of Flowers has now grown beyond its original London home [...]more...