Santa Cruz Community Orchard manages volunteer-run orchard gardens for public enjoyment and education—spreading skills in sustainable urban agriculture and land stewardship, and helping build local food security. Our flagship public orchard sites, near downtown Santa Cruz, California on the fertile banks of the San Lorenzo River, now include over 37 trees and shrubs of 25 fruiting species. Learn more and get involved!
Santa Cruz grows food! Join the Santa Cruz Garden Effort campaign, a mutual support group to get more people growing food, formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.