Green Thumb Community Orchard
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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 tree care team maintains the orchard's trees, and the fruit is harvested through our harvesting programs. The Green Thumb Orchard is adjacent to Brentwood Community Garden on SE 57th Avenue and Cooper Street, and lies within the Learning Gardens Laboratory.
Join a Tree Care Team!
Join PFTP in increasing the health and abundance of urban fruit trees, while developing skills in organic tree care methods! Tree Care Teams are small groups of volunteers that care for fruit trees registered and harvested by PFTP. Each Tree Care Team is lead by one or two ‘Team Leaders’ with experience and skills in organic fruit tree care, who teach and guide the group. Each team is responsible for a cluster of trees in their area, visiting each tree once per season to complete the full spectrum of care throughout the year. Members and Leaders participate in ten 3-hour work-parties over an 11-month period (January-November). Topics/tasks include: Winter Pruning, Spring Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, Summer Pruning, Fall Clean-Up/Pest & Disease Assessment. Participants receive a certificate of completion.
2013 Tree Care Team Leader and Tree Care Team Member position descriptions are now posted! Please call 503-284-6106 or send an email to spencer[at]portlandfruit.org with the subject line ''Green Thumb TCT interest' and we'll be sure to get back to you with the application form right away!
Participate in a work party!
If you live close to the orchard and want to get involved, contact Spencer at 503-284-6106 or spencer[at]portlandfruit.org, and we'll make sure to let you know about any upcoming work parties at the orchard!