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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Jun
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6:00 pm Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summ... @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Benicia: What’s for Dinner? Summer Farm-to-Table 'Sauce It!' Cooking Demonstration Class @ Heritage Presbyterian Church
Join our Local Food Program Manager, Chef Stephanie Oelsligle, for a lively cooking class that celebrates summer ingredients and supports local farmers! We will take a brief tour of the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program[...]
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all-day Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Jun 27 all-day
Cultivating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities Join the Center for Ecoliteracy in Oakland on June 27 and 28 for a professional development experience that empowers you and your teams to create the conditions where students[...]
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all-day Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Oakland: Cultivating Healthy and... @ Oakland Museum of California
Jun 28 all-day
Cultivating Healthy and Sustainable School Communities Join the Center for Ecoliteracy in Oakland on June 27 and 28 for a professional development experience that empowers you and your teams to create the conditions where students[...]
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9:00 am Benicia: Avant Garden Community ... @ Avant Garden
Benicia: Avant Garden Community ... @ Avant Garden
Jun 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a garden work day in Avant Garden! The day begins at 9 am and will conclude at around noon. It is not required that you have a box at the garden, everyone is[...]

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