Promote food justice

Prevent food waste

Strengthen our community

 
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News from PFTP:

We’re hiring!! PFTP is thrilled to announce that we are hiring a Seasonal Harvest Coordinator for the 2019 Harvest Season. See our job description for more information, and please spread the word! If you have any questions regarding the position, please email us at board@portlandfruit.org.

Upcoming Events:

Join Village Gardens for their Village Market Block Party on Saturday, May 4th, from 12-3pm!

 
 
 

Our Mission

Our mission is to increase equitable access to healthful food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce.

 
 
 

What We Do

Acutely aware of the economic challenges many in our community face in accessing healthful food, the Portland Fruit Tree Project organizes community members to share in the harvest of neighborhood fruit and make it available to people in need.

Through our Harvest Program and Community Orchards, we strive to improve the quality of life for people in Portland through the shared harvest and equitable distribution of one of our city’s greatest natural resources: fresh fruit!

 
 
 

Our Impact

Value of fruit donated to food banks: $520,000

Pounds of fruit harvested: 400,300

Volunteers engaged: 11,500

Trees harvested: 3,900

Harvesting events coordinated: 760

Community Orchards created: 5

 
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History

The "Neighborhood Fruit Tree Project" was created in 2006 in response to the massive amount of fruit dropping from trees in North and Northeast Portland. In 2007, the program expanded from a neighborhood project into the Portland Fruit Tree Project.  

During the following 10 years, the Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP) ran award-winning programs that provided a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: access to healthful food. PFTP hosted over 750 harvest events, founded five Community Orchards, and led countless educational workshops on topics such as fruit tree pruning and food preservation.

The rapid growth of the organization’s programs, unfortunately, was not accompanied by a corresponding growth in funding. Due to a lack of operational funds, the PFTP Board decided to take an organizational hiatus from Summer 2017 to Summer 2018. 

After a comprehensive restructuring of the organization, we have relaunched our programs in 2019! We look forward to a more sustainable and fruitful path forward!

 
 
 

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