Inaugural “Portland Orchard Day” on Munjoy Hill, Saturday

One of the Many Fruit Trees That Borders North Street Across from the East End Community School on Munjoy Hill.

You are invited to attend the Inaugural Public Orchard Day & Work Day this Saturday, May 11, at 10:30 am to 3:00 pm at 181 Washington Avenue on Munjoy Hill. Come at 10:30 am, enjoy some tea or coffee and meet other volunteers. After a brief introduction and history of the six year old Mt. Joy Orchard, we will break into groups and at 11:15 am plant all of the new trees and perennials that come from Fedco Trees (John Bunker) and Edgewood Nursery.

While no child care is provided, there are many activities that are great kids’ activities. All ages and ability levels are welcome to participate. There will be a community potluck-style lunch at 1:00 pm. Please bring personal drinking water containers, and a potluck kit and dish to share.

There are over 100 kinds of fruit trees nestled into the hillside of the Washington Avenue and the East End Community School that have been planted and maintained by community volunteers conjunction with the city arborist, Jeff Tarling.

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For more background information herein, please visit posts May 21, 2014, May 11, 2015 and November 4, 2017.