Join us for a fruit tree grafting workshop on Wednesday, 6/21 from 5-7 pm at McAuliffe Park in Kirkland to learn more about this age old form of plant propagation! In this workshop, we’ll discuss what grafting is, review the differences between top grafting and bench grafting, and practice splicing and securing techniques for top grafting. If time allows, we’ll also discuss other techniques such as propagating using plant cuttings and air layering. We are currently limiting workshop participation to 15 individuals.
Part-time Fruit Tree Specialist Position
Our Fruit Tree Specialists help us cultivate and nourish relationships with private tree owners by educating them on different techniques for fruit tree stewardship and helping them understand year-round tree care. This position works under our current Fruit Tree Specialist and is anticipated to be part-time from July to October, with full-time hours possible if there is demand among the community we serve. For more information, view the full position description below!
Under the Harvest Moon
Join us for City Fruit's annual harvest gala, Celebrates, on Thursday, September 21st at the Fremont Foundry! Enjoy an evening of live music, cider tasting, dinner, desserts and more, and help us honor the many community volunteers, donors, and partners who have made our work possible these last 15 years.
Join us for a City Fruit Pint Night! At each Pint Night, scheduled at local partner breweries around Seattle, a dollar from each pint sold will go towards supporting our work. Pint Nights help us raise critical funds for our harvest and other programs, allow a staff person to meet community members and volunteers in person, and help bring local patrons out to their favorite local brewery!
Do you have a tree with buggy fruit? Consider netting your trees this year! Our Fruit Tree Specialist can measure your tree and provide the net to help prevent damage from codling moth and other fruit pests! Or you can read here for more information on how to do it yourself!
Thank you to all the tree owners that shared fruit with us this year!
If you are new to City Fruit and would like to share excess fruit with the community, you can sign up your tree with us throughout the year and we'll be in touch about harvesting your fruit in the spring!
Since 2008, City Fruit has stewarded and harvested fruit from public and private trees across Seattle to help make our food system more sustainable and just.
Harvest and Distribution
The heart of City Fruit is our harvest season, when we pick approximately 40,000 pounds of fruit annually to share with our community through food banks, meal programs, and farmer’s markets.
Fruit Tree Stewardship
We provide year-round tree care to fruit trees on private and public lands to ensure a bountiful harvest season. These services include pruning, mulching, integrated pest management, planting, and more.
Our Impact In Numbers
City Fruit prioritizes the distribution of fruit to food banks and meal programs in order to support equitable access to healthy, local foods!
We strive to share fruit with community partners located within 2-miles of where the fruit was harvested.