Portland Fruit Tree Project
Our mission is to increase equitable access to healthful food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce.
We envision joyful communities that see every fruit tree as an abundant resource which contributes to a just food system and enhances the well-being of people, community networks, habitat, and our changing climate.
Bottom Line for Portland
Donating to PFTP increases food access from the ground up. Your support helps plant fruit trees in low canopy/low food access neighborhoods, care for established fruit trees allowing them to be sources of neighborhood abundance and workforce training, and harvest and sharing of urban fruit trees producing more than one family can use - benefiting people experiencing food insecurity.
“I learned a lot working with PFTP and made great connections. I already feel like I have a foot in the door in the Green Sector and I am beyond excited to see where it takes me.” Urban Orchard Trainee
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
We partner primarily with organizations led by communities of color and seek to follow the lead of those groups while providing resources we are uniquely qualified to offer. PFTP leverages our long history in Portland, often with privileged homeowners, to educate on our city's racist history and injustice in the food system and urban canopy - a position that allows us to advocate in ways that try to take that pressure off of the communities who have been doing that work. Everything we do is done to create a more just and equitable food and forest system in our community, using fruit as a sweet hook.
Donate $250 or more and get entered to win one of 3 home orchard care packages featuring a one year subscription to the Core Home Fruit Pruning Portal - learn expert fruit tree pruning from the comfort of home - and a one hour in person coaching session with a PFTP staff person - a package valued at $500. Drawing will happen in the first week of January and notifications with how to schedule/access will be sent at that point.