Sabin Community Orchard — Northeast Portland
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.
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!