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

Feb
23
Sat
8:00 am Suisun City Community Clean Team @ Lori D. Wilson, Walters @ Bella Vista Drive
Suisun City Community Clean Team @ Lori D. Wilson, Walters @ Bella Vista Drive
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Residents are invited to join this 18-month beautification project led by Suisun City Mayor Lori Wilson. This event will serve hot coffee and donuts with light refreshments!
10:00 am Vacaville Tour & Community Works... @ Private residence, register for more information
Vacaville Tour & Community Works... @ Private residence, register for more information
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tour a private residence backyard orchard with vertical gardening and a sedgefield meadow as a lawn substitute. This repurposed yard displays creative uses for over 20 free items that to most are considered “trash” but[...]
2:00 pm How Not To Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
How Not To Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
Feb 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Learn about permaculture principles and soil restoration techniques using practices such as sheet mulching, rainwater catchment, composting and the use of worms in the garden to help enrich and heal your soil for a healthier[...]
Feb
24
Sun
12:00 pm 3rd Annual Solano County High Sc... @ Solano Town Center Gallery
3rd Annual Solano County High Sc... @ Solano Town Center Gallery
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Fairfield-Suisun City Visual Art Association is inviting all Solano County high school student artists to participate in the 2019 FSVAA Student Art Show. Art intake for the show is on February 24, from noon-5:00pm[...]