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 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 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.



Get Involved

Join or Lead a Tree Care Team in 2014!

NOTE: We are currently no longer accepting applications for the Green Thumb Tree Care Team for 2014, but feel free to read on to learn more and get involved next year!

Our Tree Care Teams are small groups of volunteers that care for fruit trees registered and harvested by PFTP. Tree Care Teams help in increasing the health and abundance of urban fruit trees, while developing skills in organic tree care methods. 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. For more information about joining a Tree Care Team, see the full position descriptions linked below:

Become a Tree Care Team Leader
Become a Tree Care Team Member 

If you have any questions, or if you would like additional information, please call 503-284-6106 or send an email to bobat] with the subject line ''Green Thumb TCT interest' and we'll be sure to get back to you soon!

Participate in a work party!

Join other neighbors and Brentwood-Darlington residents on April 12th for a Planting Party at the Orchard from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Register here!

If you live close to the orchard and want to get involved, contact Zoe at 503-284-6106 or harvest[at], and we'll make sure to let you know about any upcoming work parties at the orchard! 

Join the mailing list!

If you would like to join the mailing list for Green Thumb Community Orchard, please email harvest[at]

News & Events

April 12th: Green Thumb Community Orchard Planting Party! [Register here!]

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