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 remaining 2014 Tree Care Workshop series schedule is listed below.
Please visit www.portlandfruit.org/tree-care-workshops for detailed descriptions of these events.
Saturday, July 19th <Click here to register>
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