This last year my wife and I became avid juicers after watching a great movie called ‘Fat Sick and nearly Dead’. I must admit this past fall I was very much aware of so many lovely fruit trees lying wasted in backyards of Real Estate for sale I was showing and empty Commercial Building lots . I was able to harvest months of free delicious unused apples from a 39 acre retreat listing I have in Willamina. http://www.tourfactory.com/795656
I recently discovered in the Richmond neighborhood newsletter, a wonderful story about the Portland Fruit Tree project , a grass-roots non-profit organization harvesting and teaching care of Urban fruits trees providing fresh fruit to folks who don’t always have full access to fresh alive foods.
PFTP organizes neighborhood volunteer efforts to harvest found in The Sabin Community Orchards, neighbors with unused fruit growing in their trees in Abernathy- Hosford Abernathy, Richmond, Buckman, Sunnyside,
Laurelhurst , Tabor and growing network of urban neighborhoods.
PTFC’s harvest and food distribution partners include the Oregon Food Bank, Sisters of the Road Café and dozen location nonprofits and churches.
There are many ways to Volunteer - attend a harvest event, encourage registering trees for harvest or donate. 503-284-6106