Portland Fruit Tree Project: Apply to be a Harvest Intern! Deadline is Mon, April 3rd
Posted by Hannah Cherry
This (unpaid) Harvest Internship will support Portland Fruit Tree Project’s flagship program. Between June and November of 2017, the Harvest Department of PFTP will coordinate 80+ fruit tree harvesting events in and around the city of Portland. We will also be piloting two new program elements to empower even more neighbors to share in the harvest and care of fruit trees. The Harvest Program Intern will commit to a 3-month (15-25 hrs/wk) or 6-month (12-20 hrs/wk) internship for depending on your goals and availability. The position is slated to begin in mid-April.
For a full internship description and how to apply, please visit http://portlandfruit.org/harvest-program-intern-(spring/summer-2017)
About the Organization
Portland Fruit Tree Project (PFTP) is a grassroots nonprofit that provides a community-based solution to a critical and growing need: access to healthy food. By empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of urban fruit trees, we curb waste, strengthen communities, beautify urban spaces, and create sustainable ways for people to access locally-grown fruit.
In 2017, PFTP plans to organize 85 fruit tree harvesting events, which will bring together hundreds of volunteers to harvest 45,000 pounds of fruit that might otherwise go to waste. We will donate 50% of that fruit to local food banks, food pantries, and health clinics for people who need it most. PFTP will also continue to cultivate 5 (public) community orchards, where we will provide 75+ educational events focused on various aspects of organic fruit tree care.