Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard
Our newest Community Orchard in North Portland was created with the goal to provide access to fresh fruit to residents of the Tamarack Apartments, New Columbia, and other North Portland community members while also cultivating community leaders and educational opportunities to learn about fruit production. Village Gardens and Portland Fruit Tree Project collaboratively manage the project with support from Home Forward.
In February 2013, community members came together to launch this exciting new project, and began to collectively design the orchard. On April 6th, over 60 community members (including special guests, Mayor Charlie Hales and Home Forward Representative, Michael Buonocore) came out to help plant 18 new fruit trees and over 50 edible shrubs. An additional 7 fruits trees and around a dozen edible shrubs, compliments of a generous donation from City Farm, were planted 2 weeks later. In June of 2013, community members and orchard coordinators engaged in an intentional naming process for the orchard, and decided on Fruits of Diversity as the new name for the orchard!
Currently, the orchard is home to over 40 fruit trees, dozens of edible shrubs, and countless understory and companion plants and will continue to grow each year!
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Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard is located at 4375 N Trenton, or about 200 yards north of the intersection of N Alaska and N Trenton (Bus Stop ID: 5862). Walk north along the sidewalk adjacent to Village Gardens' Seeds of Harmony Community Garden to reach the orchard.
Interested in volunteering at Fruits of Diversity and becoming an Orchard Steward or Leader? Send an email with "Fruits of Diversity" in the subject line to Gareth@portlandfruit.org
Want to schedule a service learning field trip at Fruits of Diversity? Send an email with "Service Learning Project" in the title to Gareth@portlandfruit.org
Volunteer at a Work Party
Work parties have wrapped up for the year, but will start up again in March of 2015!
Keep an eye out on the Upcoming Events page to register for future events
Join the Mailing List
If you would like to join the mailing list for Fruit of Diversity Community Orchard, please email Gareth@portlandfruit.org
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