On The Farm

Where is Adi? Who is Kubo?

Where is Adi? Who is Kubo?

The Adi Orchard is on the left side of the temple. This is the oldest orchard at the farm, and first plantings occurred over 30 years ago. The trees in this orchard are amongst the most established at the farm. The Adi Orchard is also […]

Many Hands Make Light Work

Many Hands Make Light Work

The past couple of weeks have been challenging in the Lotus orchard. The pump in the pond has not been functioning at 100%, and this meant trees were not getting the regular allocation of water. We have been very fortunate to have the help of […]

Brewing Tea for the trees

Brewing Tea for the trees

The past week we have been brewing a lot of tea to feed our trees. Not tea as you might know it, and brewing does not involve a kettle. In this case we are talking about Compost Tea. In recent classes with Peter Ash we […]

Thinning The Apple Trees

Thinning The Apple Trees

Caring for the trees is an ongoing process at GreenFriends Farm. Thinning is an important activity in early summer for apple and pear trees. To a degree a tree will perform its own thinning by dropping fruit. We can also help that process. More below […]

Filters and Lines at Orchard

Filters and Lines at Orchard

In an earlier post we discussed the tasks of minimizing the water used by the farm. The farm is divided into sections. Each section has its own water cycle including which days of the month,  the time of day, and for how many hours. A section […]

Nature Day July 9th 2022

Nature Day July 9th 2022

Join us on July 9th 2022 at MA Center in San Ramon for a Nature Awareness and activities in the orchard. Introduction will start at 8:30am and end at 12:30pm. For additional details please email info@greenfriendsfarm.com

Commemorate 30 Year Video

Commemorate 30 Year Video

This video is to commemorate the 30 year anniversary of Amma’s Orchard at MA Center San Ramon. The video was first released in 2019. At GreenFriends Farm we recently uncovered a video from 2019 which commemorates the 30 year anniversary of the farm. There have […]

Begin Harvesting 2022

Begin Harvesting 2022

Mid-June and time to begin the harvesting process. There are many varieties of fruits at the Orchard, and therefore timing varies. When harvesting we have to consider the fruit itself (type) and how we plan to use the fruit. Will the fruit be used for […]

Harvesting Honey

Harvesting Honey

This past week it was time to harvest the honey. Harvesting requires a lot of coordination and hard work. This past week, the Bee Seva team and other Sevites, (13 in total) obtained the honey from our 3 active hives. We only take what is […]