Located at the Historic Lassen Land and Trails Trust Train Depot (601 Richmond Rd, Susanville, CA 96130), this orchard was planted in 2022 to provide a community urban agriculture site for future workshops and learning opportunities, as well as fruit for the public to enjoy. The orchard was made possible through the partnership between the Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District and Lassen Land & Trails Trust.
The original Susanville Railroad Depot was built in 1913, with the current building added in 1927. The surrounding neighborhood was primarily inhabited by railroad and mill workers and their families. Many of these families planted fruit trees, including some of the varieties in our orchard.
We are excited to be able to showcase a few of the types of fruit that can grow and thrive in our climate, as well as to provide a community resource which has been planted and maintained primarily by volunteers. Inside you'll find apples, peaches, pears, plums, and more!
A big thank you to David Heard for his expertise with the fence building, all of our volunteers that helped dig holes, place t-post and put up fencing, and planting trees!
We hope that you come by to see how the trees are growing and to enjoy the urban agriculture that Susanville has to offer!
This project was made possible through the partnership between Honey Lake Valley Resource Conservation District and Lassen Land & Trails Trust, thanks to funding from the National Association of Conservation Districts through the Urban Agriculture Conservation grant program.