Free

Multiple Dates

COVID FRIENDLY Historic Orchard Workday at Guadalupe River Park

Actions and Detail Panel

Free

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

425 Seymour St

425 Seymour Street

San Jose, CA 95110

View Map

Event description
Community workdays at the Historic Orchard are back on!! Come help us in our orchard revitalization!

About this Event

Minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old. Chaperones are required age 15 and under.

Our Historic Orchard has been going through the process of preparing it for new trees. An orchards typical life is about 20-25 years, and the current orchard was planted in 1994 (26 years ago!).

The trees were not producing any longer and suffering from disease and parasites. We have removed a number of trees to make way for varieties that will be better adapted for our current and future climate. (Don't worry, we are keeping a few of the remaining trees because they are healthy).

Limited to 15 people, we are looking for volunteers to help us with the revitalization of the orchard. These workdays will focus on litter removal in and around the orchard, pulling and removal of weeds, minor repairs to infrastructure as needed, and generalized care and maintenance of the orchard itself. We will meet at the picnic area. We know many are anxious to help our parks these days, please join us as we practice safe measures of volunteerism.

Air quality projected to be "unhealthy for sensitive groups" or rain cancels the event.

We will be adhering to County Public Health recommendations, which includes:

  • You must bring and wear a face mask at all times during the volunteer event. If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason this event will not be a good fit for you.
  • Social distancing (6 feet apart) is required unless volunteers are from the same household.

In addition, please note that:

  • You must bring your own work gloves suitable for working in a garden, we are unable to provide any. Leather gloves are highly recommended!
  • Please bring a full water bottle (the water fountain will be unavailable).
  • The restrooms will not be available for use.

Volunteers are asked to arrive by 9:00am for a contact-less sign-in, workday instructions will follow. We will be providing some tools, but if you have hand pruners and/or loppers to bring, even better! The work will begin at 9:00am running through 11:30am, or when it gets to be too hot (seasonal). School groups or corporate teams must contact the volunteer coordinator to schedule events. Ticket limit is 3.

Minimum age to volunteer is 10 years old. Chaperones are required age 15 and under.

Air quality projected to be "unhealthy for sensitive groups" or rain cancels the event.


		COVID FRIENDLY Historic Orchard Workday at Guadalupe River Park image

		COVID FRIENDLY Historic Orchard Workday at Guadalupe River Park image

		COVID FRIENDLY Historic Orchard Workday at Guadalupe River Park image
Share with friends

Location

425 Seymour St

425 Seymour Street

San Jose, CA 95110

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved