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

Oct
18
Thu
12:00 pm Solano Farmer’s Meeting: Busine... @ Be Love Farm
Solano Farmer’s Meeting: Busine... @ Be Love Farm
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Solano Farmer’s Meeting:  Business Model Planning @ Be Love Farm
Calling all Solano Farmers! Join us to formulate a business model that will help market farm products to local institutional customers, including distribution solutions, an online supply/demand platform, branding, community awareness and more.  All farmers’[...]
5:00 pm Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Cultivate Community Food Co-op’s... @ Avant Garden
Oct 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cultivate Community Food Co-op's Potluck Picnic in the Garden @ Avant Garden
Join us in the garden for an evening of connection and good food while learning about the progress CCFC is making. Every 3rd Thursday, weather permitting, beginning Thurs. April 19th, 5-7. Please bring your favorite food or[...]
6:00 pm Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Green Your Holidays @ Rodgers Ranch Heritage Center
If we’re not careful, the holiday season can be full of waste and material excess. If holiday gift-giving is frustrating your efforts to live sustainably, join us as we play with ideas for mindful, earth-friendly[...]
Oct
20
Sat
10:00 am Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape G... @ Register for location
Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape G... @ Register for location
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vacaville Laundry-to-Landscape Greywater System Workshop (Day 2) @ Register for location
Learn hands-on how to install a simple laundry-to-landscape system in your own home. You will learn how to install a simple three-way valve in your laundry room, connect the pipe from your washing machine to[...]