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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 […]

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 […]