PFTP Director Katy Kolker, Portland Mayor Sam Adams, and Sabin Community Association volunteer Rosemarie Cordello during the first planting event at Sabin Community Orchard in February 2010

PFTP Director Katy Kolker, Portland Mayor Sam Adams, and Sabin Community Association volunteer Rosemarie Cordello during the first planting event at Sabin Community Orchard in February 2010

Community Orchards

About the program:

Join us in cultivating organic fruit on publicly accessible lands. Currently, PFTP works with partners, community leaders, orchard stewards and participant volunteers to manage 5 different community orchard sites throughout Portland. Getting involved at your nearby Community Orchard is a wonderful way to learn new skills, access fresh produce, and connect with your neighbors.

Work & Learn Events: We hold monthly Work & Learn Events at each of our 5 Community Orchard sites. Topics include pruning, pest/disease management, soil health and understory planting.  Orchard Stewards and/or PFTP staff open with a short introduction to the topic, and follow with hands-on maintenance of orchard based on seasonal needs. All community orchard events are FREE, open to the public, and are kid- and family-friendly. No experience necessary!

Check out our list of upcoming events  >>HERE<<.  

Local leadership, or “Community Orchard Stewards,” are essential in caring for and maintaining these public orchards. For a description of this position and/or to sign up to become a Community Orchard Steward,  we're >>HERE<< for ya! 

Click an image to learn more about the individual orchards, and go to the upcoming events for more details and/or to register for an event near you. 

See you in the orchard!

 family at parkrose community orchard second groundbreaking event

East Portland
Parkrose Community Orchard


 

 Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard Image by Meaghin Kennedy

North Portland
Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard


 

 Sabin Community Orchard Image by Ashley Rood

Northeast Portland
Sabin Community Orchard


 

 Green Thumb Community Orchard

Southeast Portland
Green Thumb Community Orchard


 

 Gabriel Affiliate Community Orchard

Southwest Portland
Gabriel Community Orchard
 

Interested in establishing a community orchard or improving an existing one in your neighborhood with support from Portland Fruit Tree Project?  Consider being one of our Community Orchard Affiliates!

Contact Orchard Programs Coordinator, April Jamison to explore options and to discuss your proposal.