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Save Seattle’s Apples Orchard Volunteer at Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park
May 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Join City Fruit in a series of work party events to Save Seattle’s Apples! This spring campaign is meant to engage the community and promote awareness of the urban fruit trees, prevent common pests from spreading to nearby trees, keeping nutritious food from going to waste, and helping to preserve the biological diversity of fruit trees in Seattle.

We need volunteers and volunteer groups to help us place protective bags over the young apples in our orchard. These bags will keep out pests that like to eat the growing fruit. The more apples we can protect, the more fruit we can harvest and share with the community.

Come out and see the oldest orchard in Seattle!

Sign-up here to volunteer and check out all of our other upcoming events.

Wear sturdy shoes and clothes to work in. Snacks, drinks and gloves will be provided. Email natalie@cityfruit with any questions you have about volunteering or about other ways to get involved.

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Invasive Plants in King County
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Learn about invasive plants found in King County:

  • How to identify them
  • Your responsibilities in dealing with them
  • Stewardship of public and private lands
  • Best methods for removal

This class is free and open to the public. The instructor is a representative of the King County Noxious Weed Program.

KnotweedSponsored by:

Freeway Estates Community Orchard (FECO)

6th Ave NE, just north of NE 60th St – on the west side of I-5, next to the sound wall

King County Noxious Weed Program


City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Growing Fruit in Containers
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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You don’t have to have a whole yard to grow fruit. There are varieties of apples, figs, others that can do will in a pot on a deck. Instructor Jacqueline Cramer will talk about what to look for when picking out a container fruit tree, successful varieties in this climate, and how to plant and care for them.

The workshop is free.  To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.

Tending the Table Brunch to Benefit City Fruit
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Tending the Table will host its second benefit brunch in honor of City Fruit on June 14 in the Ballard neighborhood, between 11am and 2pm. Check out the menu below and register here.

to sip:

french press

mint tea

a little something:

amaretto and thyme roasted apricots

strained yogurt

toasted sesame clusters

eat up:

harissa fried huevos rancheros

charred green onion dressing

something sweet:

iced chai

chocolate bitters

coconut cream

for later:

tumeric elixer


Harvest Celebration & Kick-off Event at Meridian Playground
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Join City Fruit and the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation to kick-off the 2015 harvest season! Between 10am and 2pm, we will gather at Meridian Playground for free food and drink, plus informational sessions on caring for your fruit trees during the summer season.  If you’re a tree owner, you’ll have a chance to meet the harvester who will collect and donate your fruit.  More details coming soon!

City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Intro to Permaculture
Jul 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm


Permaculture is a type of design process that is meant to create and establish healthier spaces for people and the environment. In this workshop, come learn about the principles of permaculture and the ways you can apply practical solutions in your home and garden. Natalie of City Fruit will be hosting and also talking about the resources available and the ways to get connected with the active permaculture community in the Seattle area.


The workshop is free. To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.

City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Summer Pruning
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Summer is a great time to prune fruit trees — some think it’s the best time. Learn why to prune in late summer, the biology behind fruit tree pruning, pruning tools and basic cuts. Instructor Bill Wanless is co-owner of Brooke/Wanless gardens, a garden care and pruning service. He is an ISA certified arborist with over 20 years field experience. He specializes in pruning small trees, shrubs and vines, including fruit-bearing plants.


The workshop is free.  To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.

City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Growing Specialty Fruits
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Learn which varieties are best, the basics of growing these fruits and how to harvest and use them. Instructor Tracey Bernal is a professional gardener and former pastry chef, and she comes from a family of gardeners and fruit lovers. A member of Seattle Tree Fruit Society and lifelong resident of the Puget Sound area, she knows that nothing compares to the flavor of fruit just picked from your own backyard. She grows, harvests, preserves, and consumes pears, apples, figs, Asian pears, berries, and many unusual fruits in an over-planted garden south of West Seattle.


The workshop is free.  To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.