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 thirty 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!
2018 Sabin Orchard Monthly Work Sessions
For details on the work-and-learn sessions and updated information, please see the Sabin Community Association Facebook events page.
January 21: Winter pruning, path maintenance, 2018 planning
February 18: Winter pruning, path maintenance, planning
March 18: Permaculture concepts, understory plants
April 15: Earth Week event, pollinators
May 20: Fruit thinning, pest & disease management
June 24: Fruit, pest & disease monitoring, irrigation preparation
July 15: Summer pruning, watering
August 19: Soil health, weed management, watering
September 16: General maintenance, tree harvest
October 21: Fall tree care, harvest
November 18: Putting SCOrch to bed
Get more info
For more information about volunteering at the Sabin Community Orchard, contact Diane Benson at jeffstrang2010 (at) gmail.com.