In 2016, Conejo Recreation and Park granted an expansion next the softball field, and authorized the addition of an Orchard at our garden. The Orchard currently has 28 trees planted, with 90 Goji Berry plants as its perimeter. Members of the garden can “Adopt A Tree.” This insures proper care and pruning for each tree, and each adopter will educate the community on their variety of tree by offering a workshop. As the Orchard grows, many educational opportunities will take place, including grafting and pruning. Many of the trees were donated by Steve List, Agriculture teacher at Sylmar High School.
It may be a few years before we see fruit on some of the trees, but one day, we will be able to share with not only our members, but the community too.