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 $95 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 info@sustainablesolano.org and tell us about yourself and why would you like to join the community orchard.

You can find a copy of the Orchard Membership Agreement here.

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

Dec
8
Wed
6:00 pm A Conversation with Ellie Cohen @ Online
A Conversation with Ellie Cohen @ Online
Dec 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join the Climate Reality Bay Area Chapter for a Zoom conversation with Ellie Cohen, CEO of The Climate Center. The Santa Rosa-based organization is a climate and energy policy nonprofit working to rapidly reduce climate[...]
Dec
11
Sat
9:00 am Benicia Tree Care Days @ Lake Herman Open Space
Benicia Tree Care Days @ Lake Herman Open Space
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join Benicia Tree Foundation for its Tree Care Days at Lake Herman Open Space in December. Volunteers are asked to register in advance so there are enough supplies. Register here.
9:00 am Nature Hike at Patwino Worrtla K... @ Suisun City/Green Valley
Nature Hike at Patwino Worrtla K... @ Suisun City/Green Valley
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Solano Land Trust will lead this moderate to strenuous, 4-6 mile hike through the vistas of Solano County searching for wildflowers. Registration is required. Find other upcoming events from Solano Land Trust here.
Dec
14
Tue
5:00 pm Planning for Pollinators in a Co... @ Online/Zoom
Planning for Pollinators in a Co... @ Online/Zoom
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Join Sustainable Solano and the Pollinator Posse on an exciting adventure about designing a pollinator friendly community garden. This class, led by Tora Rocha, founder of Pollinator Posse, will guide attendees on how to intentionally[...]