Gabriel Community Orchard

gabriel community orchard tree care teamLocated adjacent to Gabriel Community Garden at 4151 SW Canby St in Southwest Portland, Gabriel Community Orchard is home to more than 40 mature fruit trees, the perfect orchard for any apple lover. 

Undermanaged by Portland's Parks & Recreation, Portland Fruit Tree Project began caring for the orchard in 2011 on an Affiliate Orchard bases.  By 2015, PFTP accorded Gabriel Community Orchard official Community Orchard status.

Lead volunteers take ownership of this site, and generally lead all work parties autonomously, that is to say, without Portland Fruit Tree Project staff supervision because the orchard is largely managed by an Advanced Tree Care Team.  

While spring and fall work parties are open to the public, winter and summer pruning sessions are limited to Tree Care Team members.


Join the Team in 2017! 
(Commitment level will vary based on your interest and availability.)

Activities of a Team Member:

  • Attend & assist with Monthly “Work & Learn” sessions as your schedule allows.  (4th Saturdays from 10:00am - 1:00pm, Feb. - Nov.)  
  • Sign up for 1-2 summer watering shifts 
    (2hour shifts. 1/week from June-Oct.)
  • Complete a brief orientation & attend a year-end reflection meeting
  • Optional: Assume further leadership or projects based on your specific interests and availability 

Interested in becoming a Tree Care Team Member at Gabriel Community Orchard? Send an email to our Community Orchards Coordinator, April Jamison, with "Gabriel Tree Care" in the subject line to april[at] 

"Drop-in" Volunteer opportunities too. Register to volunteer at a Work & Learn! (See event schedule below)

EVENTS: 4th Saturday's from 10am-1pm. (Feb.-Nov.)

2017 Events will take place 4th Saturdays, from 10am-1pm (Feb.-Nov.)
Seasonal Topics, Guest Instructors, and so much more. 

Event Topics & Details coming soon!

STAY IN TOUCH: Join the Mailing List

  • Get invites to upcoming events
  • Get updates on special projects

If you would like to join the mailing list specifically for Gabriel Community Orchard, please email us.


In partnership with & support from:

Portland Parks & Recreation LOGO

Portland Parks & Recreation
Portland Community Gardens



5431 NE 20th Ave.  •  Portland, OR 97211

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