Orchard Apartments Garden

Peppers Galore!

The Orchard Apartments Garden is located at the Orchard Manor and Village Apartments, a low-income family residency managed by the Rural Communities Housing and Development Corp.(RCHDC), a non-profit that provides affordable housing to low and moderate income persons.  The garden is a collaboration of The Gardens Project and RCHDC residents and provides access to fresh fruits and vegetables for the low-income residents. 

The garden was developed in the Spring of 2009 and consists of 22 garden plots that serve the families residing at Orchard and Manor Village Apartments.  Residents can have their own individual plots, as well as assist with the overall development and maintenance of the garden. The Orchard Manor Apartments has 63 family units and the neighboring Orchard Village Apartments has 48 units. 

In addition to the numerous businesses and volunteers that helped develop this garden, special thanks go to The Gardens Project Sponsors -  The Ukiah Natural Foods Coop and The Community Foundation of Mendocino County for their financial support, as well as the California Conservation Corps for their tremendous contribution of skilled workers!

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  • Want more information? Contact Garden Coordinator Marilyn Friedman at 468-9415 or mariasha1@comcast.net.

    Helping Out in the Garden

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    The Orchard Apartments Garden is located on Ford Street between Orchard Avenue and Sidnie Street in Ukiah, CA.

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    Thank you to Courntey Senna and her 8th grade class who put together this fabulous video!


    Marilyn Friedman is our March Gardener of the Month. Marilyn is the garden coordinator at Orchard Apartments Community Garden, a residence for low- and moderate-income people of Ukiah. Marilyn is a fireball and a sweetheart with a strong horticultural history in the Ukiah Valley. She will work with you in the garden while giving you a dose of straight-up straight-talking and sprigs of her finest lemon-verbena. Click here to see Marilyn’s straight-talkin’ down-low skinny on how the Orchard Garden came to fruition.