One aspect of TransportLand’s mission is to organize cargo bike use for civic needs. This can be seen in such endeavors as The Disaster Relief Trials; an upcoming project with The Oregon Food Bank emergency food boxes; and our Community Help page which you can use to request the mighty power of cargo bikes and their enthusiastic users. You can also email us at transportPDX@gmail.com
Portland Fruit Tree Project is harvesting plums and apples in SE PDX (Richmond neighborhood) and they are looking for a couple of folks with the capacity to haul ladders, milk crates, and harvested fruit by bike … cargo bike. This includes trailers! (Never forget the awesome power that trailers offer for hauling cargo.)
If you are unable to make this harvest, I recommend that keep tabs on this organization by signing up for their newsletter or checking in on their Harvest Parties as they plan to have more bike powered harvests.
Portland Fruit Tree Project organizes events that bring Portlanders together to pick neighborhood fruit which would otherwise be wasted. This fruit goes to people in need. This organization is one of the many that make Portland great, and it is one of the many that would benefit from active cargo bike volunteers. The ability to carry supplies by bike will become an increasingly needed volunteer aspect within Portland. Be that volunteer.
Portland Fruit Tree Project is on Twitter. @PortlandFuit