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Brentwood Community Garden

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Detailed Map of Brentwood North Community Garden Plots

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Green Thumb Orchard

Within Brentwood Community Garden lies the historic Green Thumb Orchard which is co-operatively managed by PP&R and neighborhood volunteers.

Green Thumb Orchard is cared for year-round by a group of dedicated neighbors in Brentwood-Darlington, acting as a community grower collective. Apple, cherry, plum, persimmon, quince, and pear trees are cared for and harvested by our volunteer collective and shared with local organizations within our community. Our goal is to learn together and strive toward zero food waste. Orchard volunteers have utilized non-traditionally harvested fruit to make cider, feed horses, produce compost, and generate biogas amongst other creative uses.

Green Thumb Orchard Grower's Collective meets weekly to care for the overall health and production of the orchard. If interested in volunteering at the historic Green Thumb Orchard, contact the on-site volunteer coordinator at greenthumborchard@gmail.com.

Year acquired
1997
Size in acres
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History

The Brentwood Community Garden was established in 1997 on the Green Thumb property, jointly owned by Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and Portland Public Schools. The garden features several perennial edible plants including figs, grapes, seaberries, currants, and more. In 2010, additional space was converted to community garden beds near the intersection of SE 57th Avenue and Cooper Street. This new garden area was named Brentwood North Community Garden and the older section renamed Brentwood South Community Garden.

Park Location or Entrance

SE 57th Avenue and Bybee Blvd
Portland, OR 97206

Park policy

  • All dogs must be leashed in this park.

City section

SE