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:


New Volunteer Opportunities with PFTP!

Want to get involved with PFTP 'behind the scenes'? PFTP's Board of Directors is seeking volunteers to help out with some important (and fun!) committee projects. Committee membership entails attending monthly meetings, plus 3-5 hrs / month of volunteer time. We are currently accepting applications for the following two committees:

 Fundraising Events Committee
Join this committee and help to plan and organize PFTP's Annual Dinner & Silent Auction, and our popular Orchard Banquet Series! No experience is necessary, but those with a background in event coordination or auction planning/procurement are especially encouraged to apply.

 Program, Outreach & Marketing Committee
Join this committee and put your skills to good use in support of PFTP's programs and outreach efforts. This committee has a few different projects for which they are seeking volunteers, and they're seeking volunteers with one of the following skills: Program Evaluation, Entrepreneurial Enterprise Development, Marketing and/or Communications.

 Interested? Please email, indicating your committee of interest. We will send you a simple application form and additional details right away.


Upcoming Events

  • 07-28-15. Harvesting Party

  • 07-30-15. Harvesting Party

  • 08-02-15. Bike-Powered Harvesting Party

  • 08-02-15. Orchard Banquet #2

  • 08-09-15. Bike-Powered Harvesting Party

  • 08-09-15. Parkrose Community Orchard Design Session

  • 08-15-15. Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard Work Party: Soil Health and Compost

  • 08-16-15. Sabin Community Orchard Work & Learn: Weed ID & Soil Health

  • 08-16-15. Orchard Banquet #3

  • 08-30-15. Orchard Banquet #4

  • 09-02-15. Bike-Powered Harvesting Party

  • 09-27-15. Orchard Banquet #5

  • 10-25-15. Fall Tree Care: Pest & Disease ID and Assessment Workshop

  • 10-25-15. Orchard Banquet #6