Orchard Gardens is a food growing community formed in 2000. Each year individual gardeners have grown fresh healthy food in P-Patch plots both for their families and friends and to donate to local hungry people. The heirloom orchard is being revitalized by caring volunteers and orchard stewards. The community at large is invited to particpate in all Orchard Gardens events. In the fall an Apple Picking and Cider Making event takes place. A number of learning events occur throughout the year. Each year more than 2000 lbs of healthy organic produce is donated to the Hopelink food bank.