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."
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 full 2014 Tree Care Workshop series schedule is listed below.
Please visit www.portlandfruit.org/tree-care-workshops for detailed descriptions of these events.
Sunday, February 16th < Click here to register >
Saturday, March 22nd< Click here to register >
Garden Tool Maintenance & Repair
Saturday, March 22nd < Click here to register >
Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Mangement/Fruit Thinning
Tuesday, May 20th <Click here to register>
Sunday, June 1st <Click here to register>
Saturday, July 19th <Click here to register>
Saturday June 28th <Click here to register>
Tuesday, July 15th <Click here to register>
Fall Tree Care: Pest & Disease ID and Assessment
October/November Date TBA <Registration to be posted>
03-13-14. Winter Pruning Work Party
03-15-14. Winter Pruning Work Party
03-16-14. Sabin Community Orchard March Work & Learn Party
03-22-14. Grafting Workshop
03-22-14. Garden Tool Maintenance & Repair Workshop
04-05-14. Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard Work Party: Anniversary Celebration & Pollinators
04-12-14. Green Thumb Community Orchard Planting Party
05-03-14. Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard Work Party: Weed ID & Dynamic Soil Health
05-04-14. Annual Benefit Dinner & Silent Auction
05-20-14. Spring Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning Workshop
06-01-14. Spring Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning Workshop
06-28-14. Summer Pruning Workshop
07-15-14. Summer Pruning Workshop
07-19-14. Bud Grafting Workshop