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Thurs, 05/23/24 - Fruitlet thinning, bagging, and tree netting at Linden Orchard Park

Date and time: Tues, 05/23/24 from 4-6 pm

Location: Linden Orchard Park (Linden Ave N & N 67th St, Seattle, WA 98103)

Purchased in 2001 by Seattle Parks, the property that became Linden Orchard Park had been vacant and unused orchard for over 50 years.  It was covered in ivy, morning glories, and Himalayan blackberries.  Over the next two years, the neighborhood worked to remove the invasive plants, built a community garden, and restored the apple trees lining the park’s walkway.  Today, the P-Patch is home to 25 garden plots and a cob tool shed — the first cob building in Seattle.

Join us to help care for the apple trees at the park! We'll be thinning the developing fruitlets and using nylon footies or waxed paper baggies to protect the fruit from insect pests. We may also install a few canopy nets over some of the smaller trees in the orchard, which can be a highly effective pest management strategy. 

City Fruit will bring gloves and equipment for volunteers to use during the workparty, but folks are always welcome to bring their own! Come prepared for rain or shine with water and dressed in closed toed shoes and clothes you are comfortable getting potentially a little dirty!

City Fruit Volunteer Guidelines for COVID-19:
The wellbeing of our volunteers is of the utmost importance, and we only ask you to commit to volunteering if you are safely able to do so. Please stay home if you are feeling under the weather, have had recent contact with anyone demonstrating Covid-19 symptoms, or if you yourself have experienced a dry cough, fever, or other Covid-19 symptoms within the last 14 days.

Thanks for reading this, we look forward to seeing you out there!

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Cancellation Policy

We are always excited to work with our volunteers, and it is through volunteer support that we are able to harvest from and steward our public fruit trees! If you know that you can no longer attend an event with us, letting us know as soon as possible by emailing Tiare at tiare@cityfruit.org helps us invite volunteers on the waitlist and, particularly with time sensitive or collaborative projects, helps us plan around staff and volunteer capacity and honor our time with community partners.


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