Dec 18, 2013

Local Fruit Trees Need YOU!

Want to learn about fruit trees and steward our local assets?

The Green Thumb Orchard is a historic orchard within the Learning Gardens Laboratory at Green Thumb (6801 SE  60th). The orchard is co-operatively managed by Portland Community Gardens and the Portland Fruit Tree Project.

Portland Fruit Tree Project is seeking volunteers to help maintain the trees and harvest the fruit, half of which is donated to those in need. Training is provided to all Tree Care Team members. This year our goal is to engage more residents of the surrounding neighborhoods, including Mt. Scott-Arleta!

Interested in the Tree Care Team or a Work Party?

As evidenced by our Spirit of Portland award, we know we have outstanding volunteers who bring vitality and joy to caring for our neighborhood. Join our winning team to promote resiliency in SE Portland.

2014 Tree Care Team Leader and Tree Care Team Member position descriptions are now posted! Please call 503-284-6106 or send an email to with the subject line ''Green Thumb TCT interest'; we'll be sure to get back to you with the application right away!
If you live close to the orchard and/or represent an organization or business that would like to get involved, please get in touch. We'll let you know about any upcoming work parties or events at the orchard.

We hope you can make time for this rewarding opportunity. The trees that provide us with such delicious fresh fruit will thrive with your skilled care. Sign up today to learn these valuable skills and have fun!

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