Community Orchard Work Party
September 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Noticing urban trees dropping fruit that’s rotting in someone’s yard or on the sidewalk—this, while 1 in 7 Oregonians struggle to afford fresh produce? A great organization, the Portland Fruit Tree Project, is doing something proactive about this travesty . . . and now YOU can, too!
To “amplify” the efforts of the Portland Fruit Tree Project, Positive Charge! PDX is organizing a “work party” for a morning of harvesting (apples may be ready!) and caring for the Parkrose Community Orchard on NE Halsey. The PFTP has been working on this young orchard for a number of years, with the fruit harvested from the trees being donated to various food pantries.
If you join us on Sat., Sept. 18, from 10 am to noon, you’ll harvest, weed around the tree bases, prune native vegetation, and mulch, so this urban orchard continues to produce fruit that can be donated to community members who need it the most.
Even if you can’t join us, be sure to check out their website: www.PortlandFruit.org/aboutus to learn about all the ways PFTP is empowering Portlanders to share in the harvest and the care of urban fruit trees in an effort to mitigate food insecurity in our community. Better yet, follow their and our lead: Be proactive about gleaning neglected fruit in your particular neighborhood and getting it to a local food pantry. Promote food justice! Prevent food waste!
Space is limited, so be sure to check out all the details and RSVP soon on our website: www.PositiveChargePDX.or