News and Schedule
The summer has just flown by, and the apples have been ripening early with our unseasonably war, sunny weather. Several events and a work party are taking place leading up to our ninth annual Festival of Fruit, being held on September 19th this year at the Nancy Malmgren Enivoronmental Center, in Carkeek Park from 10-2. For more information, click here.
- Tour of Piper’s Orchard on Tuesday, 8/11, starting at 7PM. Shin Yu Pai, a well-known local poet, has an installation named HEIRLOOM in the orchard (as part of Heaven & Earth VII – Propagation). She will be conducting the tour, which will include music from James DeJoie. Learn more about the orchard history and see her work.
- Friends of Piper’s Orchard Steering Committee meeting on Thursday, 8/13, starting at 7PM at the Bitter Lake Community Center. The committee will be working on final plans for the ninth annual Festival of Fruit, to be held on September 19. Come to the meeting to see how you can help with various aspects of the festival, both in advance and during the festival.
- Piper’s Orchard work party on Saturday, 8/15 from 10AM – 2PM. We will be getting the orchard in good shape for the upcoming Festival of Fruit, and Shin Yu needs some volunteers to help on her installation project.
- Tour of Piper’s Orchard on August 29, at 2PM and 3PM. Shin Yu Pai will again be conducting orchard tours as described above on August 11.
Piper’s Orchard in Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA, a historic fruit orchard, may be reached from Carkeek Park’s lower meadow parking lot ( Seattle Park’s directions to Carkeek here ), by walking up along Piper’s Creek. There’s also a new trail leading down from the park entrance (near the Nancy Malmgren Environmental Center). An alternative way to reach the orchard is by following the ravine from the park’s southerly McAbee entrance. The McAbee parking lot and trailhead are behind the QFC from Holman Road, off of NW 100th Pl. at 6th Ave. NW. You can get there by taking the Metro 28, 40 or D Line.
Play “spot the orchard” with this google map flagging the McAbee Entrance: open the link then zoom in and follow from the small parking lot down into the ravine and around by Piper’s Creek to spy the fruit and nut trees laid out in a grid.
For more information about Piper’s orchard and activities directly related to us, you can email us at email@example.com.