Fruit Trees for All - City Fruit's First Planned Orchard in High Point

April 22nd, 10:00am to 2:00pm

The view over Pond Park in High Point
This Earth Day, City Fruit will collaborate with Neighborhood House, Seattle Housing Authority, and High Point Open Space Association to construct a new public orchard with and for area residents.


Add to Your Calendar 2021-04-22 09:00:00 2021-04-22 13:00:00 6 City Fruit: Fruit Trees for All - City Fruit's First Planned Orchard in High Point For the last several years, City Fruit has explored ways to make our public orchards more accessible and has worked to create events that welcome more members of our community into our public orchards and lands. We recognize that many community members are unaware that public fruit trees exist while other community members do not feel comfortable entering public orchards or claiming any of the fruit as theirs. City Fruit has been considering ways to make these lands accessible by hosting volunteer events and educational outreach opportunities for youth and adults in the orchards, but we know more can be done. In recent years, City Fruit has also seen increased demand for organic, local, high-quality fruit, and knows that if we want to prepare for the future, we should add to our urban fruit orchards today. In recognition of this, this Earth Day, City Fruit will collaborate with Neighborhood House, Seattle Housing Authority, and High Point Open Space Association to construct a new public orchard with and for area residents. We hope to increase engagement in the stewardship and use of public lands by bringing the fruit closer to the homes of those who want access and by getting their input on the selection, design, and care of the trees. City Fruit is currently in the process of building an event this Earth Day where residents of High Point can participate (whether in person or virtually) and help contribute to the construction of a new public orchard of 10-15 fruit trees. So far, we have identified two possible sites for the trees, and are waiting to see which trees we can secure before finalizing the location of the orchard. Once we have trees and the site chosen, then it's on to working with residents to image how the trees will go and what other features - benches, signage, border plants - might be added to create a welcoming space that lets residents know this orchard and its fruit is meant to be shared for all. As designs and details emerge, City Fruit will continue to update this page. We're excited and humbled to be able to create this orchard, and look forward to help care for it as long as needed to make sure the fruit trees thrive. City Fruit [email protected] false DD/MM/YYYY