Portland Fruit Tree Project

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Portland Fruit Tree Project is a grass-roots non-profit organization that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need in Portland and beyond: Access to healthy food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, we are preventing waste, building community knowledge and resources, and creating sustainable, cost-free ways to obtain healthy, locally-grown food. Because money doesn’t grow on trees… but fruit does!

"We organize people to gather fruit before it falls, and make it available to those who need it most. We register fruit and nut trees throughout the city, bring people together to harvest and distribute thousands of pounds of fresh fruit each year, and teach tree care and food preservation in hands-on workshops."

Portland Fruit Tree Project & Founder/Director Katy Kolker featured as 'Everyday Heroes' on KATU news:


Announcing 2014 Tree Care Workshop Series

Learn how to improve the health and productivity of fruit trees. PFTP's hands-on workshops are fun opportunities to learn basic methods of organic fruit tree care. Workshops are open to anyone, but pre-registration is required.

Cost per class: $25. Scholarships are available.
Tree care workshops (except for the Whip Grafting workshop) are free of charge for those who have fruit trees registered with us, though contributions are gladly accepted! 

Our remaining 2014 Tree Care Workshop series schedule is listed below.

Please visit for detailed descriptions of these events.

Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Mangement/Fruit Thinning

Tuesday, May 20th <Click here to register>
Sunday, June 1st <Click here to register>

Grafting (Bud)

Saturday, July 19th <Click here to register>

Summer Pruning

Saturday June 28th <Click here to register>
Tuesday, July 15th <Click here to register>

Fall Tree Care: Pest & Disease ID and Assessment
Saturday October 25th <Click here to register>

Upcoming Events

  • 04-27-14. Sabin Community Orchard April Work & Learn Party

  • 05-03-14. Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard Work Party: Weed ID & Dynamic Soil Health

  • 05-04-14. Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction

  • 05-18-14. Sabin Community Orchard May Work & Learn Party

  • 05-20-14. Spring Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning Workshop

  • 06-01-14. Spring Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning Workshop

  • 06-15-14. Sabin Community Orchard June Work & Learn Party

  • 06-28-14. Summer Pruning Workshop

  • 07-08-14. Gabriel Orchard Work Party :: Summer Pruning

  • 07-15-14. Summer Pruning Workshop

  • 07-19-14. Bud Grafting Workshop

  • 07-20-14. Sabin Community Orchard July Work & Learn Party

  • 07-29-14. Gabriel Orchard Work Party :: Summer Pruning

  • 10-25-14. Fall Tree Care Workshop: Pest & Disease ID and Assessment