Our Orchard Our orchard was planted in a small section of our garden area where garden plots were not deemed appropriate because of its location near the Corte Madera Creek marsh lands. We converted this vacant piece of empty ground, formerly used as a temporary clean-fill storage space, into an orchard with 28 fruit trees. It has been mulched with wood chips and watered with drip irrigation. Harvests are available for our gardeners to share. We invite each gardener to enjoy a few pieces of fruit so all 73 fellow gardeners may be able to partake. All gardeners are asked and encouraged to help in the orchard at one of our 3 orchard days to thin fruit, prune trees, and pull weeds, etc... and to join in caring for our orchard.. Any fallen fruit should be picked up and put into cans or into the compost. Mummified fruit on the tree should be removed -- it prevents diseases next year.
Orchard News Announcement-
Hi Gardeners, Please wait for fruit to ripen before picking and don’t pick too many. If you pick a fruit, pull a weed! Many thanks again. Katherine
Katherine Jones in Orchard
Rosemary De Sanna at Orchard Care day.
Sharon Cadiou gets to pruning.
Katherine Jones waters lime tree.
Margaret Conner shapes peach tree
Stephen Conner trims tree height.
Shelly Tocchini cuts plum tree branch.
Katherine Jones, our orchard coordinator
What we look forward to: summer pears, apples and peaches.
The "Maple Tree" garden, formerly known as the "Fig Tree" garden. (Early Spring). The Fig tree has been moved to a new location, hence the name change (is located left of our front gate with Maple tree and drought tolerant plants).