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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 email@example.com.
Size in acres
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.