FRUIT ORCHARDS & HARVESTING
We have now planted 26 fruit trees in Redwood City for you to enjoy. Depending on the season, you may find apples, pears, cherries, figs, apricots, plums, pluots or citrus. Please wait until the fruit is ripe and only take what you can carry in your hands so there are plenty for everyone!
RED MORTON ORCHARD, Redwood City.
The Red Morton Park orchard is behind the wall of the McGarvey playing field. Steve oversees this orchard.
We recently had to bid a fond goodby to the orchard next to the Senior Center/Master Gardeners garden behind the Herkimer Pool as it was removed to prepare for the upcoming YMCA/Sr. Center development.
ALAMEDA & VERA ORCHARD, Redwood City.
A second orchard is located on the corner of Alameda and Vera orchard near Roosevelt School in Redwood City. Mark oversees this orchard.
Deer seeking food have become a problem as they forage from the trees; hanging bars of soap failed to dissuade them. If you are able to help us fund some of the deer fencing costs at the Alameda & Vera Orchard we are gratefully accepting donations here.
CARE & MAINTENANCE OF ORCHARDS
There are no currently scheduled fruit tree plantings but let us know if you know of a public location with water that we should consider.
We meet regularly to prune, thin, mulch and amend the soil about four times a year and welcome volunteers who would like to join us in these sessions. Newbies to fruit trees are welcome learn how to maintain the orchard along with the experienced crew. Contact Steve or Mark at Info@IncredEdMidPen.org
POLLINATORS, POLLINATOR PLANTS, CHICKENS & MORE
Successful gardens need a variety birds, bees, bugs & butterflies to pollinate each plant. One way to attract the pollinators is with a variety of pollinator plants. Here are couple links: Pollinators, Pollinator Plants.
Several of our members raise chickens or are beekeepers. If you’d like to contact them, send an email to Info@IncredEdMidPenDOTorg .