On a 20 acre abandoned orchard (read our story) we’ve intensively planted 2 acres, creating a ‘food oasis’. Not necessarily natives, rather drought tolerant, arid adapted edible/useful plants.

Imagining this is a useful experiment in drought-tolerant farmings as the climate warms. We will create a knowledge base.

NOTE: These plants are very young, many planted in 2016. A fully functioning ‘oasis’ is 10 years away, but in the meantime plants will mature and bear fruit and otherwise be useful, we hope, within months.

See Zones for area descriptions.

See Plant List for a complete list of plants by zone.

Suggest a plant! We’re in USDA Zone 9, our average winter cold temps are in the mid-20sF.