Urban Fruit Guardians (UFG)

Seattle is one of the few major urban cities in the United States that still has an extensive network of orchards. With City Fruit’s Urban Fruit Guardians program, we bring students to explore this unique resource through environmental science lessons and art projects. 

Join for a single session or come to the whole series!  Our Urban Fruit Guardian program is FREE, meeting mostly on Saturdays from July-August.

03/05/22: Fruit Tree Propagation (Suggested site: Beacon Food Forest).

 

07/09/22: Orchard Biodiversity (Suggested site: Meridian Playground Orchard).

 

07/16/22: Wildflowers and Pollination (Suggested sites: High Point Orchard or Picardo Orchard).

 

07/23/22: Orchard Mapping (Suggested site: Danny Woo Community Gardens).

07/30/22: Tree and Shrub Identification (Suggested site: New Start Garden).

 

08/06/22: Soil Science (Suggested site: Angel Morgan P-Patch).

 

08/13/22: Water Cycle (Suggested site: High Point Orchard). 

 

08/23/22 (Tues): Harvest & Cider Making (Suggested site: Danny Woo Community Gardens).

Each program day has a morning session (9-12pm) for Grades 3-4, and an afternoon session (12:30-3:30pm) for Grades 4-5.  FREE lunch is offered for students of the program during the pick-up/drop-off time of 12-12:30pm.

 

The ‘suggested sites’ above are orchards that we recommend for the session topics listed.  However, session locations can be adjusted as needed to accommodate interested youth groups. For groups of 8 or more youth, we can also adjust session date and times according to group need.

City Fruit wants to support learning in food justice, citizen science, and environmental stewardship by providing educational spaces in our city’s urban orchards. Thanks to a grant from School’s Out Washington, we can offer UFG to our community free of charge!

 

The lesson plans developed under the program will be available for download here once finalized, for free use by parents and educators.  To submit an interest form for your youth or youth cohort, please click here or contact Spencer at [email protected].