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After years we have Olives to harvest.

After years we have Olives to harvest.

The Olive trees in the Maha orchard are delivering a bountiful harvest. It has been thrilling to see all of the beautiful black olives appearing, as it has been rare for the trees to produce this amount of fruit….and yes, olives are a fruit! The […]

Saturday Seva

Saturday Seva

The Saturday Seva volunteer team has been bustling for the past two weeks. The team has been harvesting Persimmons and trimming. You will see Leah and Jordan in the persimmon trees below. It is also a good time to address the citrus and apple trees […]

Apple Tree Planting

Apple Tree Planting

Over the past few weeks, the GreenFriends Farm team and volunteers have been preparing to plant several apple trees. Approximately a dozen Golden Delicious apple trees are to be planted. The Process: The holes are dug to allow at least 3″-4″ of room around the […]

Amazing Bees and Facial Recognition

Amazing Bees and Facial Recognition

A few weeks ago, I was talking with members of the Bee Team. It was a fascinating discussion, and they mentioned bees recognize their beekeepers, and you can “pet” bees. This started me thinking about the fantastic bees on the planet. Do bees have facial […]

Bee Maintenance

Bee Maintenance

There is always work to be done with the hives, and we are ever grateful to the team maintaining them. Recently, the team has been reducing the size of the large Lalita and Indrakshi hives, and increasing the size of the two smaller hives: Brahmani […]

Aloe Recovery – Nature works

Aloe Recovery – Nature works

During the pandemic, there was one (1) large mother aloe plant that was neglected and nearly died. Thinking this plant was beyond saving, GreenFriends Farm Gardeners were going to compost it. One Gardener in the community had an idea. She took the withering aloe plant […]

Nature Walk Review – Amma’s Birthday

Nature Walk Review – Amma’s Birthday

On October 1st, 2023, a Nature Walk around the Orchard and farm was one of the activities. The Nature Walk is an activity GreenFriends offers, check the newsletter for upcoming events. Below is a review from one of the participants from the October 1st walk. […]

Bags of Hope Project 2023

Bags of Hope Project 2023

This is the 3rd year that GreenFriends Farm has offered the “Bags of Hope” project to local unhoused shelters in honor of Amma’s birthday and life message stating, “The world needs to know that a life of selfless service is possible.”  Every year through this […]

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

Saturday Seva and Farmers Market

During the week and weekend, GreenFriends Farm and volunteers prepare for the Farmers Market. There are the tasks of weeding, pruning, and mulching., followed by receiving the fruits of the labor by harvesting the apples, pears, and plums. During the setup of the Farmers Market […]

Everybody has got to eat…but

Everybody has got to eat…but

At GreenFriends Farm we recognize and accept that everything has to eat. We are happy to share, however, some of our friendly residents don’t realize the tomatoes (and cucumbers, etc.) are to be shared with humans. The insects and critters think otherwise. Some of our […]