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PFTP Director Katy Kolker, Portland Mayor Sam Adams, and Sabin Community Association volunteer Rosemarie Cordello during the first planting event at Sabin Community Orchard in February 2010

PFTP Director Katy Kolker, Portland Mayor Sam Adams, and Sabin Community Association volunteer Rosemarie Cordello during the first planting event at Sabin Community Orchard in February 2010

Community Orchards

About the program:

PFTP works with community partners to cultivate new and existing orchards on publicly accessible lands. This exciting program plants and maintains sites that demonstrate urban, organic food production, with an emphasis on fruit trees and other edible perennials.

Current Projects:

(click below for more information on each project)              

Fruits of Diversity (formerly North Portland) Community Orchard
Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard
Sabin Community Orchard
Green Thumb Community Orchard

 

Future Projects:

Seeking East Portland Partners for New Community Orchard

PFTP is ready to begin planning for our fourth Community Orchard and we’re looking to do so with a well-established partner based in East Portland.

But, why East Portland, and why a Community Orchard? As a grassroots-based nonprofit, PFTP’s work increases food equity and access to fresh fruit, reduces waste, and empowers residents throughout the city of Portland. PFTP aims to involve more East Portland residents, who have been underrepresented in our programs, so that they can have more access to healthful, organically-grown, fresh fruit. A new Community Orchard in East Portland will involve the community in building the infrastructure to make this nutritious resource publically accessible for generations.

Now through the end of April, PFTP invites organizations in East Portland (click here for map) who have the desire, a core group of committed volunteers, and publicly accessible land to apply for this exciting and enriching partnership. To find out more and/or receive application materials, contact Michael by calling our office at 503-284-6106 or email michael@portlandfruit.org with the subject “East Portland CO: Interested Partner.” 


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