Join the Orchards Program

Membership in the Orchard requires an active interest in learning how to establish and manage a small productive orchard, and participation in 4-5 workdays during a year. If physical labor is outside your ability, we have administrative tasks and other volunteer projects with BCG that can be used in lieu of your active physical work at the Orchard.

Membership fees are $50 a year that pay for water, additional material as needed (organic fertilizers, compost and mulch), and a small fee for a professional orchardist who helps us with the upkeep and further development.

The planned number of members of the Orchard is 25 families. While most people have joined the Orchard for the long run, circumstances do change and we might have an opening from time to time. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Orchard, please email gardens@sustainablesolano.org and tell us about yourself and why would you like to join the community orchard.

We’d like to extend our warm invitation to the community members of Solano County to learn about modern small orchard management together. Throughout the year, we have a few classes and workshops that are free and open to the public.

Workshop 1 “Care for the Orchard”

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Upcoming Events

Nov
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9:00 am Fairfield: Community Olive Milli... @ Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
Fairfield: Community Olive Milli... @ Il Fiorello Olive Oil Company
Nov 24 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Do you have an olive tree full of wonderful olives? Would you like to have them milled into delicious healthy olive oil? Bring them to IL Fiorello Olive Oil Company on Sunday, Nov. 24, for[...]
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all-day Give Local Solano 24-Hour Giving...
Give Local Solano 24-Hour Giving...
Dec 3 all-day
Give Local Solano 24-Hour Giving Event
This year, Sustainable Solano is one of the organizations participating in Give Local Solano, a 24-hour giving event that corresponds with Giving Tuesday. Help us advance the important work of making connections in the community[...]
Dec
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9:00 am Vallejo: Global Holiday Faire @ First Christian Church of Vallejo
Vallejo: Global Holiday Faire @ First Christian Church of Vallejo
Dec 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vallejo: Global Holiday Faire @ First Christian Church of Vallejo
With fair trade gifts from around the world, plus art, crafts, gift baskets and baked goods from our own community. Join churches from Vallejo, Benicia and American Canyon for this unique craft and gift faire[...]
10:00 am Fairfield: Fairfield High School... @ Fairfield High School
Fairfield: Fairfield High School... @ Fairfield High School
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for the installation of the Fairfield High School Garden. This garden will help Fairfield High School students learn about permaculture, seasonal vegetables and farm-to-table approaches to cooking. Come dig a swale, plant fruit[...]

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