Railpath recently teamed up with the wonderful and award winning “Not Far From The Tree” group. This year Rio Tinto donated a new garden shed to Railpath at the Wallace Station entrance and no group was a better choice to use it first that NFFTT. (http://www.notfarfromthetree.org)
“Not Far From The Tree 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 us know and we mobilize our 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 we’re putting this existing source of fresh fruit to good use. It’s a win-win-win situation!
This simple act has profound impact. With an incredible crew of volunteers, we’re making good use of healthy food, addressing climate change with hands-on community action, and building community by sharing the urban abundance.”
We were really happy to let them use the shed to help them harvest and share. They will be back next year for sure.