Owner-Operator, Terence Welch is a California native who has been in love with growing fruit since he was 18 years old. During his 45 years of experience he's worked with renown arborists and horticulturalists John Jeavons, Kevin Raftery and Barrie Coate.
Besides helping home gardeners meet their goals he also consults with agricultural orchardists, notably Phil Foster Ranch in Hollister and Jelich Ranch in Portola Valley. He is a California licensed contractor, an International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborist and a member of the California Rare Fruit Growers.
Tierra Madre Farms, Owner
Shane brings 50 years of horticultural experience. Besides working with Orchardscapes he propagates several thousand heirloom and disease resistant varieties of fruit tree at his nursery in Corrolitos.
He is an expert pruner and landscaper.
Tree aficionado, pruner, climber
Before meeting Terence, Justin worked for 3 years in various roles at Homeless Garden Project, in Santa Cruz, CA, including Volunteer Coordinator, and Training and Education Supervisor. On his off days, you may be able to find Justin exploring and surfing the coastal areas of North County Santa Cruz, ideally barefoot and without cell phone.
ISA CEUs: Tree worker Safety, Tree Climbing, Rigging
Orchardist, Jack of all trades
Anselmo owns a 5 acre avocado orchard. Every winter he is responsible for pruning 800 fruit trees all by himself in a 12 acre orchard on the SF peninsula. He is a California Licensed contractor and has been working with Terence for 15 years. He is an excellent pruner and planter of fruit trees with a plethora of other landscaping skills. Anselmo is the proud father of two young boys.