Our Society and master gardeners are in the process of restoring the Shadelands Ranch Educational Edible Garden and Mini-Orchard to the way it was in 1906, and you can help.
That morning, stop by Heather Farm Park for a free breakfast beginning at 7:30 a.m., and be sure to pick up your event T-shirt and other giveaways. Beginning at 8:45 a.m., you can join us at the ranch as we renovate our mini-orchard and enhance our edible garden.
Your efforts to support the garden and the mini-orchard will support the educational needs of all the 3rd grade students that reside in our city.
Each Fall or Spring, 3rd grade classes spend 5 hours at the Shadelands Fruit Ranch in 1906. Students are shown glass jars filled with fruits and vegetables from the Penniman garden and orchard, and they are told that hundreds of jars are stored in the Pennimen’s basement for winter meals. Most folks who lived in the area in 1906 had gardens and orchards. Now, with your help, the edible garden and mini-orchard will be a tangible link to those jars and will assist students to see and understand what it took to put food on the table in 1906.
The project work will be done no later then 1 p.m.
To participate, sign up online at the City of Walnut Creek’s Community Service Day website. After you sign up, you will receive details about what to bring and where to meet. The Society is always on the lookout for volunteers who can maintain the mini-orchard and edible garden during year. If you have any questions about this project for kids, call Ed at 925-280-1998.