We are a young organisation born in August 2014 with the intention that one day locals can harvest, cook with shared recipes and then eat produce from the fruit trees they planted with their own hands. Our site is in the heart of White Gum Valley, Fremantle, adjacent to Hazel Orme Kindergarten.

In October 2019 we celebrated 5 years onsite and all our orchard in the ground and starting to produce delicious harvests. We have also negotiated another 5 year licence with City of Fremantle.

To become a member, go to signup and be part of exciting grass-roots project.

To find out more about our full vision, view our Youtube video and explore this website or Facebook (White Gum Valley Community Orchard).

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Our Concept Plan

Anyone ever tried a fruit from the Davidson’s Plum?! We look forward to taste testing it along with some white sapotes, mangoes, midyim berries, plums, macadamias…to name but a few of the many fruits and nuts we are now growing in the orchard.  We have started to turn our dream into reality of community harvests and culinary gatherings centred on the produce we grow or within the neighbourhood.

In January 2015, our skilled orchard member Zoe Williamson, led a workshop with the committee and interested members to design the placement of all our future trees according to sun, water and space requirements. The resulting concept plan isn’t set in stone though. Our tree list will change over time as we learn more from each other and the saplings’ success or otherwise.

In October 2016 we planted our citrus grove and this marked a significant point in the establishment of the orchard, with the majority of trees now in the ground. In the summer of 2016-17 the first harvests began with bananas and tamarillos. The lilly pillies and icecream bean were next.

​We have been successful with two Federal Government Stronger Communities grants in 2016 and 2019/20 to co-fund our two built structures onsite – our glorious shed and picnic shelter.

In 2022 with some City of Fremantle grant funding, we extended our path to enable good accessibility to and through the orchard. We also installed a custom-designed tuart slab seat for a peaceful sit under the banana palms.

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2024 Olive Harvest is on 20/21 April – Register to join a harvest time

Register here in Eventbrite :https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2024-community-olive-harvest-saturday-verge-pick-sunday-in-booyeembara-tickets-864415920287?aff=oddtdtcreator

Join the 2024 Community Olive Harvest:

  • Saturday 20/4- choose the morning harvest team or mid afternoon harvest mob to harvest olives from the verges of White Gum Valley
  • Sunday morning 21/4 in Booyeembara Park’s Olive Grove (located on Montreal Street near Public Golf Course ), between 9:00am – 12.30pm. Then join a celebratory long-table lunch in the grove (byo lunch or put in $10 for pizza) with live music.
  • Alternatively you can harvest anytime over the weekend at a time / place of your choosing.

By registering we can communicate further details closer to the date.

Busy bee & Social Sundowner – Sunday March 10, 2024

Join our late summer busy bee followed by a sundowner
    Busy Bee  Sunday Mar 10th. 3:30pm- 5pm
    Sundowner 5 – 6:30pm

A very busy busy-bee with loads of jobs to tackle like oiling timber structures, feeding trees and de-weeding our weedy corner.

Everyone is welcome!

Our 10th AGM coming up – Sunday 19/11 3:30pm

Sunday afternoon of Nov 19th 3:15 for 3:30 start. Join online or come in person to a backyard meeting at Steph’s house.  Email us for more details.  Come to listen and find out more, or getting more involved through the committee or supporting the committee.