Master Fruit Tree Steward Program



In partnership with the King Conservation District, City Fruit offers an intensive education and training program in fruit tree care and management. Stewards become community experts and provide guidance and training on pruning, pest prevention, orchard management, and more. The training program offers a combination of lecture and hands-on learning opportunities to program participants. Stewards complete 40 hours of community service involving fruit tree care and training others. City Fruit is looking for motivated individuals in the Seattle community interested in becoming active in the fruit tree community through their neighborhood, P-Patch, or local orchard.

Program Training

City Fruit’s intensive program in urban fruit tree care begins again November 2015. Master Fruit Tree Stewards enrolled in the program will meet one Saturday each month between 10am and 4:30pm.  Classes will be held each month between November 2015 and May 2016 (with the exception of December). Each sessions have a classroom component and a field-based workshop focused on fruit tree care topics. Participants will learn the fundamentals of fruit tree care and assist neighbors and community members in maintaining healthy trees.  City Fruit will train fruit tree experts who can, in turn, teach their neighbors—an efficient and effective way to improve the health and productivity of urban fruit trees. We’re seeking people willing to commit  time and energy to learning about urban fruit tree care and to sharing this knowledge with others. No prior experience required. Upon completion of community service hours, stewards become certified by City Fruit. 

2015/2016 Session Details 

Learn More at our Open House 

The open house will be held at the City Fruit office, located at El Centro de la Raza in Room 301. 

  • Wednesday, September 9 between 6-7pm.

To RSVP for the open house, email Natalie Place [email protected].