April is Community Orchards Month!

In celebration of community orchards and publicly accessible fruit trees everywhere, come out to your local community orchard event in April. Over the course of the month we will be cleaning up the orchard, prepping new beds, planting beneficial-attracting under-story and new berry bushes, and getting started on fruit thinning.

Community Orchards Month was created by Portland Fruit Tree Project in 2015. This year, both Home Orchard Society and Green Lents are also organizing events as part of this month-long celebration!

The full list of Community Orchard month events is below:

Home Orchard Society Orchard Clean-Up & Bed Prep
Saturday April 2nd
10:00am – 2:00pm
Oregon City, OR
click here for more information

Green Thumb Community Orchard Planting Party
Saturday April 9th
11am – 1pm
SE Portland, Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood
click here to register

Fruits of Diversity Work Party: Native Plants Planting and Orchard Celebration
Saturday April 16th
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
N Portland, Portsmouth neighborhood
click here to register

Malden Court Community Orchard Work Party
Saturday April 16th
9:00am – 12:00pm
SE Portland, Lents neighborhood
Email: orchard[at]greenlents.org for more information and to sign up

Sabin Community Orchard Work & Learn Party: Pollinators and Earth Day Celebration
Sunday April 17th
2:00pm – 4:00pm
NE Mason Street & NE 18th Avenue
click here to register

Parkrose Community Orchard Work Party: Spring Pest & Disease Management
Saturday April 23rd
10:00am-1:00pm
12505 NE Halsey Street
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Home Orchard Society Spring Planting Day
Saturday April 23rd
10:00am – 2:00pm
Oregon City, OR
click here for more information

Gabriel Community Orchard: Spring Pest & Disease Management
Saturday April 30th
10:00am-1:00pm
SW 41st Ave & SW Canby St.
click here to register

Home Orchard Society Fruit Thinning Work Party
Community Orchard Month partner event
Saturday April 30th
10:00am – 2:00pm
Oregon City, OR
click here for more information