Green Tip: Portland Fruit Tree Project
July 16, 2012, 1:21 pm
If you've ever been surrounded by fruit and nut trees in your yard, you know the delights and dilemmas of your crop. What to do with the harvest, not to mention picking the bounty. Here's a great idea.
PORTLAND FRUIT TREE PROJECT
Portland Fruit Tree Project is a grass-roots non-profit 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, cost-free ways to obtain healthy, locally-grown food. Because money doesn’t grow on trees… but fruit does!
"We organize people to gather fruit before it falls, and make it available to those who need it most. We register fruit and nut trees throughout the city, bring people together to harvest and distribute thousands of pounds of fresh fruit each year, and teach tree care and food preservation in hands-on workshops."
Register your trees. Find out more HERE