Toronto's Five-Mile Diet

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Just over a year ago, I heard about a group in downtown Toronto called Not Far From the Tree. Its mission sounded interesting, but I didn't quite get it until I rolled up my sleeves and got more involved.

I was told that they match up volunteers with private homeowners who want help picking the fruit from the trees and vines growing on their property. The fruit that is picked is split into three portions: for the homeowner, the volunteers, and a local foodbank.

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