Master Fruit Tree Steward Program

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Making Urban Fruit Trees a Priority

Learn more about our 2015 session during two open houses! Each session will take place at City Fruit’s office, located at El Centro de la Raza, 2524 16th Avenue South, Room 301. The office is directly across from the Beacon Hill lightrail station.  

  • Wednesday, September 9, 6-7pm.

To RSVP for an open house, email Natalie Place ([email protected]).

 

Fruit trees remind us of our agricultural past and continue to be an important community resource. To date, City Fruit has harvested nearly 80,000 pounds of fruit from residential trees and donated it to those who otherwise couldn’t afford fresh produce. Keeping these urban fruit trees healthy is a priority.

Training stewards who will train others in turn

City Fruit’s intensive program in urban fruit tree care begins again November 2015. Classes and hands-on practicum are guided by experienced instructors. Participants will learn the fundamentals of fruit tree care and assist neighbors and community members in maintaining healthy trees.  City Fruit will train lay fruit tree experts who can, in turn, teach their neighbors—an efficient and effective way to improve the health and productivity of urban fruit trees.

In this train-the-trainer program volunteers will participate in workshops, field trips, and mentoring sessions on fruit tree care in exchange for providing hands-on support and mentoring to Seattle residents who live on properties with fruit trees. In 2014, City Fruit launched the first cohort of the program.

About the Training

  • What:  Six 6-hour, field-based workshops on urban fruit tree care.
  • When: One Saturday each month, 10 am – 4:30 pm. Classes will be November 2015 – May 2016, except December.
  • Where:  City Fruit headquarters in El Centro de la Raza, in south Seattle, and in orchards throughout Seattle.
  • Who:  If you love fruit, food justice, or joining a group of people who care about both, apply! We’re seeking people willing to commit  time and energy to learning about urban fruit tree care and to sharing this knowledge with others. No prior experience required.

 

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