Spokane Edible Tree Project


Volunteer Relations

SETP is a new organization with a growing volunteer base. Learn techniques to increase volunteer recruitment and retention.

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Marketing and Visibility

As a young organization, marketing and visibility are extremely important for SETP.

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Donor Relations

SETP uses a variety of methods to recruit and engage with tree owners.

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Produce Recovery

Backyard Harvests

Spokane's neighborhoods are filled with fruit trees. SETP works to educate and empower the community to take better advantage of these resources.

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Fruit Tree Education Series

SETP is committed to educating the community about fruit tree care and food preservation.

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Gleaning Fruit Trees

SETP works with a network of regional fruit growers to host an annual end of season glean.

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The Spokane Edible Tree Project (SETP) was founded in 2013 by former HAH Americorps VISTA Kate Burke. Through her work in a produce recovery position at Second Harvest Food Bank, she recognized the abundance of fruit trees in Spokane County, and noticed that much of this fruit goes to waste. SETP was formed to fill this gap in the system and to empower the community to share the resources that are so abundantly available to them. SETP became a certified 501(c)(3) in 2015. The organization operated fully on volunteers for the first three years. In 2016, they recruited their first HAH Americorps VISTA, who serves as the program coordinator for the organization. SETP has continued to grow and develop over the last three years, and has worked hard to make a name for itself in the community. In 2016, their most successful year yet, 42,000 lbs of fruit were harvested and donated to various community partners.

WSU Extension of Spokane County has been a valuable partner for SETP, as they have helped to support and supervise the HAH Americorps VISTA. The extension office was also essential partners in developing the SETP educational programming.