Application for Master Fruit Tree Stewardship Program
Welcome! Thanks for your interest. If you are interested in applying for this program, please read the program description and the participant expectations below.

At City Fruit, we know that equity, diversity, and inclusion are the foundations for a socially and environmentally just world so we are intentional in creating our community. We are an inclusive organization that invites and celebrates all people. We encourage you to be you. We give priority to anyone whose opportunities have been impeded by systems of environmental, social or racial injustices. We do not discriminate and we do not tolerate discrimination based on age, culture, disabilities, ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

Workshops consist of lectures, class discussions, field demonstrations, mentoring and hands-on fieldwork. Topics include pruning fruit trees, fruit tree health, pest/disease prevention, site analysis, planting and care of young trees, and mentoring others on fruit tree care.

Each workshop session will have a required homework component that may take three to eight hours per month. Homework includes readings, tree observation, and planning, and working with fruit tree owners. You will ‘adopt’ a fruit tree to observe and maintain during the course of the program and will work with the fruit tree owner to educate them about best practices.

The program consists of five, 4-hour workshops on urban fruit tree care held on one Saturday each month from 10 am- 2 pm.

2020: February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, and June 6th.

What better place than the orchards to be our classroom! Most classes will be held in the field in urban orchards with others held in a classroom whose location TBA. The workshops will be conducted in English. We currently do not have a translator but if you can provide one we will welcome them!

You will be expected to use your skills by helping to maintain fruit trees in the community. After the end of the formal training period, you will commit to pruning three fruit trees and coaching seven fruit tree owners – either one-on-one, by teaching a class, or by doing a guided demonstration. The post-training commitment should take about 40 hours over the following year.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application please contact

What is your name? *
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What is your email address and phone number? *
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What Seattle neighborhood do you live in? Or in which area of King County do you reside? *
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How do you identify your age, race, gender and/or pronouns?
This is an adult level class with an active respect for all identities, ages and abilities.
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Are you available for training on these dates? *
(Attendance is required)
Do you anticipate any problems meeting the homework commitment of 3 – 8 hours per month and the post-training commitment of 40 – 50 hours of mentoring/coaching over the following year? *
If you do, please explain in 'other':
Are you a current landscape professional in Seattle? *
Do you have – or can you acquire -- a pruner, handsaw, eye protection, gloves and a clipboard that you can use during this program? *
Do you have an ability to take photos and share them with the class? *
(This will be a requirement for some modules of the program)
Are you comfortable and able to use Google Drive to submit homework and share photos? *
Note: A Gmail account is not necessary for this
Are you interested in becoming a long term urban orchard steward with City Fruit after completion of the program? *
Urban orchard stewards manage and care for a local orchard in their neighborhood.
Do you have any difficulty walking outdoors or climbing a ladder? *
Some workshops will be conducted outdoors and accommodations can be easily made with advance notice.
This class will have fieldwork on fruit trees located throughout the city of Seattle. If you have transportation difficulties please explain:
This information is mainly helpful to planning carpools to orchard locations or figuring out accommodations!
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Describe the level of knowledge you have for caring for fruit trees. *
Prior knowledge is not necessary for participation in the program!
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Why are you interested in becoming a Master Fruit Tree Steward? *
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Tell us about your experience as a teacher, story teller, leader or wish to gain these skills. *
If you have led workshops, been a mentor or have other relevant experience, please list it.
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Share ways you like to participate in your community through gatherings, volunteering, organizing, cooking and more... *
Please list and describe your local passions!
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Were you referred by a local non-profit partner or community organization that works with City Fruit?
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