• One-Year Anniversary of Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard

    By Michael Zinkowski

    Portland Fruit Tree Project and Village Gardens invite neighbors and residents of New Columbia, Tamarack Apartments and the Portsmouth neighborhood to celebrate a successful first year at Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard. On Saturday April 5th, from 1-4pm, we will unveil a new welcome sign, award dedicated volunteers, learn about pollinators, give informal tours, and plant some more flowering perennials. Mayor Charlie Hales is expected to make an appearance at this exciting event!

    The community chose to name the orchard Fruits of Diversity in order to engage and cultivate a diversity of people and plants. We especially encourage residents and neighbors who have never visited the orchard to come out to this event, take a quick tour of the many fruit trees and berry bushes, and get excited about its future. Whether it’s your first or fifteenth time, you’re invited!

    Snacks, gloves, and tools will be provided.

    Let us know you're coming by registering at www.portlandfruit.org/events, calling 503-284- 6106, emailing michael@portlandfruit.org. Or just show up!

    Fruits of Diversity Community Orchard is located at 4735 N Trenton St., adjacent to Tamarack Apartments and just down the road from Seeds of Harmony Community Garden.