Sabin Community Orchard
The Sabin Community Orchard (SCOrch) is located on a sloped public right-of-way at NE Mason Street between NE 18th and 19th Avenues. SCOrch was established in February 2010 as a collaborative partnership between Portland Fruit Tree Project and Sabin Community Association. The volunteer-maintained orchard is now home to 20 fruit trees and dozens of edible understory plants.
SCOrch stewards and volunteers gather for monthly work-and-learn sessions to perform orchard maintenance, including weeding, pruning, shoring up paths, and more. We're always looking for new faces, so please check out the upcoming work-and-learn sessions below!
2019 Sabin Orchard Monthly Work Sessions
For 2019, we continue with monthly work-and-learn sessions, typically on the 3rd Sunday of the month, 2-4pm, except in December. Here's the schedule:
Jan. 20: Winter pruning, path maintenance, 2019 planning
Feb. 17: Winter pruning, path maintenance, planning
Mar. 17: Pest and disease maintenance, understory plants
April 21: (Easter): Earth Week event, pollinators, Easter egg hunt!
May 19: Fruit thinning, pest & disease management
June 23: Fruit, pest & disease monitoring, irrigation preparation
July 21: Summer pruning, watering
Aug. 18: Soil health, weed management, watering
Sept. 15: General maintenance, harvest
Oct. 20: Fall tree care, harvest
Nov. 17: Putting SCOrch to bed.
Get more info
Feel free to check in with us at sabinorchard (at) gmailcom, or with Jeff Strang, co-founder and chief steward, at 503-282-3647.