Sabin Community Orchard — Northeast Portland

 

Contact: sabinorchard@gmail.com

Work Party Schedule: 3rd Sunday every month, 2-4pm, Jan-Nov (unless otherwise noted, see below)

Sabin Community Orchard, was established in February of 2010 as a collaborative partnership between Portland Fruit Tree Project and Sabin Community Association. The orchard is located on a sloped public right-of-way at NE Mason Street between NE 18th and 19th Avenues. The property is owned by Portland Bureau of Transportation. Fourteen new fruit trees were planted in 2010 and 2011, to accompany two existing cherry trees and an apple tree.

The orchard is now home to 30 fruit trees and dozens of edible and beneficial understory plants, all which function as a multi-layered 'Food-Forest" of fruit trees, shrubs, vines, native plants for pollinators, and so much more.

 
 

Upcoming Events:

 

2019 Work Party Schedule (2-4pm):

Jan. 27: Winter pruning, path maintenance, 2019 planning

Feb. 17: Winter pruning, path maintenance, planning

Mar. 17: Understory plants, pest & disease management

April 28: Pollinators, weed management (Earth Week)

May 19: Fruit thinning, pest & disease management

June 23: Fruit, pest & disease monitoring, irrigation preparation

July 21: Summer pruning, watering

Aug. 18: Soil health, weed management, watering

Sept. 15: General maintenance, tree harvest

Oct. 20: Fall tree care, harvest

Nov. 17: Putting SCOrch to bed 

Notes for attendance: bring (identified) personal tools, dress for the weather!