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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Check out our upcoming events and join our mailing list to keep updated.

January 2018

Details coming soon for our January community seva day. Meanwhile, check out the fun we had planting trees in previous  community volunteer day to inaugurate the new Lotus orchard.

March 5-9, 2018

Registration is open for the five day Soil Food Web Course with renowned soil biologist Elaine Ingham Ph.D.

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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.

Check out our current projects:

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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