Green Thumb Community Orchard
Owned by Portland Parks and Recreation, and co-operatively managed by Portland Community Gardens and the Portland Fruit Tree Project, the Green Thumb Orchard is a historic orchard that hosts a great deal of activities. PFTP's Green Thumb Stewards maintain the orchard's trees, and share in the harvest through our harvesting parties. The Green Thumb Orchard is adjacent to Brentwood Community Garden on SE 57th Avenue and Cooper Street, and lies within the same site as the Learning Gardens Laboratory.
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Green Thumb Community Orchard is is adjacent to Brentwood Community Garden on SE 57th Avenue and Cooper Street, and lies within the same site as the Learning Gardens Laboratory.
Become an Orchard Steward in 2017!
(Commitment level will vary based on your interest and availability.)
Activities of an orchard steward:
- Attend & assist with Monthly “Work & Learn” sessions as your schedule allows. (4th Saturdays, 10:00am-1:00pm from Feb. - Nov.)
- Sign up for 1-2 summer watering shifts
(2hour shifts. 1/week from June-Oct.)
- Complete a brief orientation & attend a year-end reflection meeting
- Optional: Assume further leadership or projects based on your specific interests and availability
Interested in becoming a Community Orchard Steward at Green Thumb? Send an email to our Community Orchards Coordinator, April Jamison, with "Green Thumb Steward" in the subject line to april[at]portlandfruit.org
"Drop-in" Volunteer opportunities too. Register to volunteer at a Work & Learn! (See event schedule below)
EVENTS: 4th Saturday's from 10am-1pm. (Feb.-Nov.)
2017 Events will take place 4th Saturdays, from 10am-1pm (Feb.-Nov.)
Seasonal Topics, Guest Instructors, and so much more.
Event Topics & Details coming soon!
Want to schedule a service learning field trip at Green Thumb? Send an email with "Service Learning Project" in the title to april[at]portlandfruit.org
STAY IN TOUCH: Join the Mailing List
- Get invites to upcoming events
- Get updates on special projects
If you would like to join the mailing list specifically for Green Thumb Community Orchard, please email April Jamison at april[at]portlandfruit.org