Grow, Cultivate and Care for Community Fruit Trees
City Fruit's Master Fruit Tree Stewardship classes prepare community members to grow, cultivate and care for fruit trees in the greater Seattle community. This series of workshops combines classroom and urban orchard experiences to gain skills in identifying, planting, pruning, harvesting and sharing fruit from local fruit trees.
Are you the next Master Fruit Tree Steward?
We recruiting students of all ages, perspectives and abilities with:
- Strong ties to local community
- Interest in growing food and sharing knowledge
- Passion green spaces and environmental justice
- Enthusiasm for learning new skills
- Love for trees and green spaces in the city
I'm interested! What next?
Fill out the application to help us get to know you better! Each cohort is limited to 16 students and will meet one Saturday a month from 10am-4pm starting in December thru May. City Fruit staff and local fruit tree experts will lead instruction. Once accepted each student is accountable to a non-refundable $250 instruction fee and $45 material fee. Students should be prepared to commit to all six sessions with light homework during of the program. Students who engage in 40 hours of community fruit tree care as part of the experiential learning process within one year beyond the program have the opportunity to become paid stewards in their community as a part of City Fruit's Tree Care Program.
2017/2018 Class Dates
2017:: December 2
2018:: January 13 February 17 March 17 April 14 May 12
We will not turn away qualified and committed candidates because of inability to pay. Email [email protected] for more details on scholarship opportunities and extended payment plans.