Parkrose Community Orchard

Group Photo at Parkrose Community OrchardParkrose Community Orchard is our fifth and newest orchard. Located at 12505 NE Halsey St, Portland, OR 97230on the property of Parkrose Community United Church of Christ, it is home to 46 fruit trees, lots of edible shrubs and vines, cullinary and medicinal herbs, and as well many other understory plants, including hundreds of native plants for pollinators. While it is on Church property, they welcome community members to explore the orchard respectfully. 

Eastminster Community Garden, a Grow Portland site, lies adjacent to the orchard on the same property. The church’s parking lot is landscaped by Friends of Trees. While Project YESS, an environmental group that focuses on underserved youth involvement, was able to double our efforts in merging watershed health and urban agricultural efforts by planting a native hedgerow and additional native plantings throughout the site. These are just a few of the partnerships Parkrose Community United Church of Christ has nurtured in support of strengthening community.

With the support of Alliance for Community Trees, East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District, and East Portland Action Plan, Parkrose Community Orchard was officially inaugurated in October 2015. Permaculture design students lead by a local PCC Educator, Marisha Auerbach, as well as scores of other committed volunteers contributed to the design. With the help of community leaders and volunteers, a modified version of the design was implementation over the course of the last two years. Swing by and check it out!  

In partnership with:

Parkrose Community United Church of Christ

With Support From: 

ACTrees logo East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District East Portland Action Plan

 

PORTLAND FRUIT TREE PROJECT
5431 NE 20th Ave.  •  Portland, OR 97211

503-284-6106  •   info@portlandfruit.org

www.portlandfruit.org