Bring your family and friends out along the beautiful Burke-Gilman Trail to join City Fruit as we make sure the urban fruit trees are well-taken care of for a bountiful harvest in the fall. The apples will be harvested and donated to local food banks and meals programs in October, along with being pressed for yummy fresh cider. The perks of volunteering? Getting to share in the bounty of our harvests and knowing your work benefitted Seattle food banks, meals programs, and homeless shelters.
What we’ll be doing:
- Clearing away weeds and invasive plants (no blackberries this time!)
- Digging, cutting, and mulching
- Minor summer pruning if you fancy
Where to park/meet: The Burke-Gilman Trail is the most urban of the urban orchards. The fruit trees stretch along the trails between Gasworks Park and the University Bridge. We put an address down for getting to the location (799 NE 40th St.), but it will actually take you to the Burke-Gilman Trail and 8th Ave NE where you can park nearby and meet us under the canopy we’ll have set up.
To RSVP: Please e-mail Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance (and so we have enough snacks and drinks to share!) or sign up here.