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

Aug
23
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6:15 pm Restoring the Vallejo Historic R... @ Green Hive Spaces
Restoring the Vallejo Historic R... @ Green Hive Spaces
Aug 23 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm
Talk on how to increase awareness of the historic, cultural and environmental richness of our local waterfronts improving public access, historic and cultural interpretation, healthy habitat and economic development.
Aug
25
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10:30 am Water Equity, Safety and Access @ John F. Kennedy Library
Water Equity, Safety and Access @ John F. Kennedy Library
Aug 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Water Equity, Safety and Access @ John F. Kennedy Library
Public Health Advocate/Consultant, Elizabeth Monteadora, will speak on global and local water equity issues and how they affect the health of our communities and environment. We’ll discuss safe drinking water access in our schools, water management practices[...]
2:00 pm An Introduction to Permaculture ... @ Mission Solano
An Introduction to Permaculture ... @ Mission Solano
Aug 25 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
An Introduction to Permaculture Design @ Mission Solano
Permaculture is a philosophy and design science working with nature to create a diverse, regenerative system that promotes resiliency. “Leave it better than you found it” is one of the main goals of permaculture’s design principles. Come[...]