Congratulations everyone on a successful Grand Opening! The orchard is now yours to steward and enjoy! Malden Court Community Orchard is open 7 days a week, dawn to dusk.
Missed the event? Check out this Portland Tribune article to learn more!
The Malden Court Community Orchard (MCCO) a project of Green Lents, is an emerging community orchard in a once underutilized 16,800 sq. ft. vacant lot, located at SE 87th Avenue and SE Malden Court. For decades, the lot was infested with Himalayan blackberries and trash and attracted nuisance activities. In 2015, neighbors in the community came together to plan, design, and establish a community orchard in this space to serve as a long-term source of fresh produce in the Lents Neighborhood. MCCO also serves as a publicly accessible green space, and helps improve public safety, the watershed health of Johnson Creek, neighborhood livability and provides environmental education opportunities for local schools and the surrounding community. MCCO is now a young food forest with over 250 native and fruit-bearing plants, with much room for development and growth!
Want to meet others in the orchard?
You are always welcome to visit the orchard to harvest, learn, host an event, read, meditate and gather! The best way to meet others involved in the project is to attend orchard events, become an orchard steward or join our coordinating committee.
The Malden Court Community Orchard project requires a diverse range of skills and specialties. It’s more than likely that yours are some of them. Please, reach out to us and tell us how YOU want to get involved.
All Events happen at the Orchard Site – 7677 SE 87th Ave.
Monthly work parties happen on the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am-12pm. We always provide tools, materials, coffee and snacks. We ask that you bring water, closed-toed shoes, as well as friends families and neighbors! No RSVP is required. Check out our Facebook Page for details about upcoming events!
Orchard Stewards: Orchard Stewards host their own work parties and lead seasonal tree care efforts.
Coordinating Committee: This committee leads communications, outreach and fundraising efforts for the orchard.
If you are interested in getting a tour of the orchard, joining a team, hosting a work party for your company group, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Partnerships and Funding:
This project would not be possible without all of our funders and supporters!
Questions, comments or concerns? Contact email@example.com
We look forward to building community, growing resiliency, and harvesting with you! Thanks for your support!