About the Farm

GreenFriends Farm began as a challenge to plant a thousand fruit trees on the overgrazed land of a former cattle ranch east of Oakland, California. Now, over half way to meeting that number, with an 8 acre orchard, it has become a center for cutting edge agriculture, a destination for enjoying nature, and a vibrant spot for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds.

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2017  Accomplishments 

This year was filled with the joys of growing a whole new orchard, and the challenges of maintaining its health. Through Amma’s grace, the orchard and all Her sevites have grown and flourished in selfless service.

January 2018

In Greenfriends farm, our passion is to get people in touch with nature. This is why we create opportunities for connection and service to our Mother Earth. January is all about this goal. Check out the fun we had planting trees in previous years for the community volunteer day.

March 5-9, 2018

We had the honor of hosting Dr. Elaine Ingham and her Soil Food Web Intensive Course. Stay tune for next year’s dates to sign up for  Soil Food Web Course.

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Come spend a couple hours or even a whole day outdoors in nature. We love help Monday through Saturday anytime the sun is up.

Here is the list of our current needs:

Maha Orchard

• Thin Fruit
• New Gates
• Weed whacking
• Weeding
• Gopher baskets
• Pruning
• Olive tree planting

Lotus orchard

• Gopher baskets
• Weed fabric
• Weeding
• Irrigation
• Weed whacking
• Mulching

Project descriptions: 

Thin flowers on the fruit trees 

If too many of the flowers turn into fruit and crowd each other, the fruit won’t get big and juicy. Thinning the flowers helps create space for the fruit to grow big and juicy!

Prune trees

It’s winter and it’s time to prune about 700+ fruit trees! GreenFriends Farm welcomes anyone who has some experience pruning to help, even if you can only prune one tree. Anyone willing to learn and commit to pruning for a few hours a week is welcome.

Compost Application

Applying compost is fun easy work that helps feed the trees and the soil around them so they can fight off pests and take up the nutrients they need to grow yummy fruit.

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