Community outreach and volunteer recruiting at City Fruit Seattle often go hand in hand.
Planning ahead is a key factor to increasing the size and scope of your program.
The fruit tree harvesting at City Fruit is composed mostly of private residential fruit tree harvests. How to create your own fruit tree harvesting work party.
Education is a large part of outreach and brand recognition at City Fruit.
City Fruit promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community and protect the climate. We help tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit, and work to protect urban fruit trees. Our programs include harvesting unwanted fruit from private properties, stewarding and harvesting public orchards, training orchard stewards, and delivering the thousands of pounds of gleaned fruit to organizations who can distribute it to people who need it most: food banks, senior centers, homeless shelters, low-income housing programs, lunch programs, daycares and more.