Below is a newsletter I received by Portland Fruit Tree Project
Curious About the New Volunteer Position at Fruits of Diversity Orchard?
Recruitment for Orchard Stewards at our North Portland community orchard has begun!
Fruits of Diversity Orchard Stewards will join an existing network of neighbors who have been planning, planting, and creating a vision of the orchard (located at 4375 N Trenton St) since early 2013. Now we need your energy and enthusiasm to care and plan for its future.
As an Orchard Steward, you will learn about basic fruit tree care, ensure the maintenance of the orchard, and build community with neighbors. It’s a fun way to get involved and help make locally grown produce available to all.
This will be the first year of the position; we hope to recruit 8-10 enthusiastic community members to join the team!
No experience is necessary, though gardening/orchard experience is a plus!
Folks living in or near Tamaracks Apartment and New Columbia are especially encouraged to apply.
Fruits of Diversity Orchard Stewards commit to:
Participation in monthly Work Parties (1st Saturdays in March – November, 1-4pm)
(topics include pruning, fruit thinning, low-tech irrigation, pest/disease management, and others)
A summer watering shift
Attending an Orientation/Pot-luck/Orchard Tour on February 22nd from 12:00PM to 2:30 PM
Opportunity for more activities/responsibilities based on your interest.
Request an application by calling 503-284-6106, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘FOD Orchard Steward Interest’ in the subject line. We’ll send you an application right away.
Applications are due Monday, February 10th
Thank you so much, and have a great week!
Portland Fruit Tree Project
5431 NE 20th Ave.
Portland, OR 97211