Master Fruit Tree Steward Program

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2020 CLASS IS FULL!

But it is not too late to participate in workshops and volunteer events to prepare you for the class next year...check out the events tab!

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 are 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

 

The program consists of five 4-hour workshops on urban fruit tree care held on one Saturday each month from 10 am - 2 pm. 

2020 dates: February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, and June 6th

 

I'm interested! What's next?

Please review the program description and the participant expectations detailed in the application form below, and fill out the form if you agree to all the terms. The fee for the program is $295 ($250 instruction fee + $45 supply fee). The first application review date will be on Friday, December 20th. If there are still spots available we will open it up for another round of review on Monday, January 6th. 

 

Are you interested in becoming a City Fruit Lead Steward of an orchard in your community? Are you willing to help be the voice of your community and your orchard? This year we have four free spots available for those interested in dedicating time to their neighborhood orchard. We are looking for community members who can commit to meeting once or twice a month and be a point person for a specific orchard. In addition to the application send [email protected] an email with information about yourself and why you are interested in the role. 

 

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.