New Community Orchard: Portland Fruit Tree Project Partnership

 Left & Lower Right: Village Gardens gardeners participating in orchard pruning trainings. Top Right: Community led planning meeting at Village Gardens.

Left & Lower Right: Village Gardens gardeners participating in orchard pruning trainings. Top Right: Community led planning meeting at Village Gardens.

We are very excited to announce that Village Gardens and Portland Fruit Tree Project are partnering to bring a new Community Orchard to North Portland! The orchard will be located in the Portsmouth neighborhood, just north of Village Gardens’ Seeds of Harmony Garden and directly adjacent to the Tamaracks Apartments (see here). Not only will the Portland Fruit Tree Project be supporting Village Gardens in designing and then building a community orchard but they also will be holding trainings on the how-to prune and care for fruit trees.

So if you are interested in taking part in this new and exciting project please come to the design meeting Saturday, February 2nd, 10am-12pm at the Charles Jordan Center (9009 N Foss Ave) – Chief Joseph Room. Free snacks and drinks will be provided!This will be your opportunity to help decide what trees & plants will go into the orchard, brainstorm other community uses for the site, and meet with fellow community members excited about creating this wonderful new orchard!If you’re interested in attending this event, please RSVP by calling 503-284-6106, or sending an email to spencer@portlandfruit.org.