Most people who have their own fruit trees love eating the fruit from their trees, and they aren’t able to eat it all. Especially for those with multiple fruit trees in full production, homeowners can be inundated with much more fruit than they (and their neighbors and friends) are able to eat.
Portland Fruit Tree Project provides a variety of ways of supporting these community members, while also preventing food waste and promoting food justice in Portland. Scroll down to read more about our Backyard Harvest, Harvest Box Pickup, Partner Harvest, and other DIY Harvest Programs!
Have a tree in your yard, but you’re unable to harvest it all yourself?
Backyard Harvests are held in the yards of Portland residents all over the city.
Do you want to donate your excess fruit, and you’re able to harvest the fruit yourself (possibly with help from friends & neighbors)?
Harvest Box Pickup
Harvest your tree, then we’ll pick up the fruit and take it to a local food pantry!
Partner Harvests are private harvest events organized in partnership with local groups looking for a team-building volunteer experience, and who are interested in furthering the goals of promoting food justice and preventing food waste.
Click below to learn more about how to sign up for a Partner Harvest with your group or organization!
Tree Care Resources
Interested in learning more about ripening, harvesting, and tree care?
Check out our resources for tree-owners and tree-enthusiasts: