Urban Abundance is launching the 2014 Fruit Tree Stewardship season! We have five upcoming learn n’ serve work parties all about fruit tree care. Everyone is welcome to join us and learn about pruning, pest & disease management, and attracting our native pollinators. Local arborist and fruit tree enthusiast will be sharing their techniques and passion as we tend fruit trees at local community gardens, parks, and farms. See details for each work party below. To register or learn more email


January 25th (Sat) 10am-1pm Pruning Work Party w/ Younger Heritage Trees

Facilitator: Botanical Specialist Dan Franek

Location: Washington State University- Salmon Creek Campus


February 15th (Sat) 10am-2pm Pruning and Biodynamic Pest Management

Facilitator: Jacqueline Freeman of Friendly Haven Rise Farm and John Buttrell of Arborscape

Location: Friendly Haven Rise Farm in Venersborg

March 1st 1pm-3:30pm (Sat) Pruning and Basic Pest & Disease Management

Facilitator: Jessica Antoine of Urban Forestry

Location: ABC Columbia River Menal Health's Healthy Homeland Garden in Vancouver


March 8th (Sat) 10:15am-11:45am Mason Bees

Facilitator: Sherian Wright of Mountain Bugs

Location: Vancouver Community Library in the Klickitat Room



RESCHEDULED to March 15th (Sat) 10am-1pm Pruning Work Party

Facilitator: John Buttrell of Arborscape

Location: Foley Park Community Orchard.

Foley Park Community Orchard is a 60 year old Bartlett Pear Orchard that is now managed by the county. Many volunteers have come together to restore this historical orchard.