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
24
Sat
10:00 am Vallejo: Garden Design Intensive... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Vallejo: Garden Design Intensive... @ Grow a Pear Nursery
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Are you wishing for the garden of your dreams but don’t even know where to start? That’s where Grow a Pear Nursery’s Garden Design Intensive comes in. We will discuss site analysis, opportunities and constraints,[...]
Aug
25
Sun
11:00 am Suisun Valley: Harvest Celebration @ Multiple Locations
Suisun Valley: Harvest Celebration @ Multiple Locations
Aug 25 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Travel through wineries, vineyards, olive orchards and farm stands, exploring all that Suisun Valley has to offer at the annual Harvest Celebration. Local winemakers and growers invite you to celebrate the upcoming crush season with[...]
Aug
31
Sat
2:00 pm Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Fairfield: Walk the Talk Tours: ... @ Shelter Solano
Aug 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn practical ways of applying permaculture principles in your garden and community. Join us at Shelter Solano in Fairfield for educational and inspiring talks on various topics on sustainability including sustainable landscaping, water, soil building[...]
Sep
7
Sat
all-day Vacaville: ‘Through The Lens: Ou... @ Vacaville Museum
Vacaville: ‘Through The Lens: Ou... @ Vacaville Museum
Sep 7 all-day
This elegant show of our local history and culture highlights the “early fruit district” of Vacaville and the Solano County Valley and runs through Sept. 15. It features the engaging photographs of William R. Nutting[...]

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