February – Portland Fruit Tree Project

Portland Fruit Tree Project

What We Do

Portland Fruit Tree Project is a grassroots 501©(3) non-profit gleaning organization that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need in Portland and beyond: access to healthy food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, we are preventing waste, building community knowledge and resources, and creating sustainable ways to obtain healthy, locally-grown food.

Through backyard harvests, educational opportunities centered in racial equity, and a soon-to-launch moveable orchard project to bring fruit trees to food deserts, we are using established and innovative strategies to increase community food system resilience.

Why it Matters

One in seven Oregonians faces food insecurity.  Of the approximately 552,900 Oregonians who are food insecure, over 35% are children.  People struggle to afford fresh produce, which is critical to healthful eating and prevention of diet-related disease.  Portland Fruit Tree Project provides fresh fruit to those most in need in our community, as well as tools to learn to grow, find, and use fruit in our neighborhoods.

We invite you to join a workshop, volunteer, register your tree for harvest, or check out our tree care services at www.portlandfruit.org

10% of Beneficial Insects sales for February 2022 will go to support Portland Fruit Tree Project