Portland Fruit Tree Project proudly presents the 3nd Annual Community Orchards Month in April, a celebration of community orchards and publicly accessible fruit trees throughout our neighborhoods. Over the course of the month we will be planting flowering understory, edible vines, and new fruit trees at our five community orchards across Portland.
In partnership with Village Gardens, Community Orchards Month kicks off on April 8, with a Planting & Pollinators Event and 4th Anniversary Celebration at the Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard, located in the Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood in North Portland. Other events in April include Work & Learn Parties and Planting & Pollinators Events to celebrate Earth Day, April 22 at Parkrose, Gabriel and Green Thumb Orchards and April 23 at Sabin Community Orchard.
A full list of events and related details, including registration can be found here.
Portland Fruit Tree Project Community Orchards Program involves working with community partners with publicly accessible lands to cultivate new or existing orchards. This program plants and maintains sites that demonstrate urban, organic food production, permaculture and food forests — all with an emphasis on fruit trees and other edible perennials.
Portland Fruit Tree Project invites Portlanders from all five quadrants to join one of these events, to learn more about community orchards, pollinators and how fruit trees and sharing in the harvest bring us all closer together as a strong and diverse community.
Portland Fruit Tree Project is an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: access to healthful food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, PFTP is preventing waste, building community knowledge and resources, and creating sustainable, cost-free ways to obtain healthy, locally-grown food. For more information, visit portlandfruit.org.