Seattle Orchard Stewards

A photo album by and for people who plan, grow, care for, and/or harvest community fruit in Seattle and connected areas. Learn to be an orchard steward through local non-profit City Fruit: http://cityfruit.org/stewards/.

lorisphotos:

Approaching the March 10 work party at the Burke-Gilman trail orchard… It was giant slope of blackberries v. local stewards, folks from WSU on spring break (“Spring to Action, Break for a Change”), Barb and family, plus Trent from Picardo. Fruit trees and humans, 1. Blackberries and trash, zero. :-)

Burke-Gilman trail on the left, a whole lot of orchard stewarding on the right. At the March 10 blackberry removal work party.

Burke-Gilman trail on the left, a whole lot of orchard stewarding on the right. At the March 10 blackberry removal work party.

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A powerhouse of cross-orchard collaboration if ever there was one! Trent from Picardo and Gail from Burke-Gilman working together. Woo hoo! 

A powerhouse of cross-orchard collaboration if ever there was one! Trent from Picardo and Gail from Burke-Gilman working together. Woo hoo! 

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lorisphotos:

Barb demonstrating a few of the many tasks of a lead orchard steward: deciding and explaining what to remove and what to leave, blackberry clearing and root removal, trash and found treasures inspection, fern protection, fruit tree protection and new tree placing, orchard steward protection, and public relations…

More of the March 10th work party. Whoops, Lori messes up with the camera she borrowed (because mine died), and this one’s a little dark.

More of the March 10th work party. Whoops, Lori messes up with the camera she borrowed (because mine died), and this one’s a little dark.

(Source: lorisphotos)

lorisphotos:

That’s a lot of wood chips and blackberry brush!

Some of the lovely orchard stewards who kicked the blackberries’ butts.

A whole lot of junk and treasures were found beneath the blackberries…

Blackberries be gone!