Volunteer and U-Pick Information

Volunteer at the Real Life Fruit Orchard and Garden

Each year we harvest a wide variety of produce in our Orchard and Vegetable Garden.  Each variety has a Team Leader who studies publications on plant care, organizes group project days, and trains other volunteer team members.

If you are interested in volunteering, please review Volunteer Teams for a brief description of each team and what would be involved in volunteering. Then go to Contact Us, and share how you would like to serve. Someone will contact you to discuss the next steps.

U-Pick Berry Patch

The U-Pick Berry Patch typically opens during the first week of June. This is a great activity for families looking for something fun and free to do!  You have the opportunity to pick fresh fruit for the client families we serve at Real Life Center and to take some home for yourself.


2019 Schedule

Start Date:
Days: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday
Hours: 9 am – 11 am
Location: Dogwood Church Campus @ 975 Hwy 74 N, Tyrone, GA 30290

Important Reminders

  • We are unable to provide public restrooms.  It is a good idea to make sure all your little ones use the restroom before you come to the orchard.
  • It is wise to bring a water bottle with you.  We do not have drinking water available at the orchard.
  • Although we work at keeping insects at bay, there may be ants and bees enjoying the orchard.  Please use caution if you have any allergies to bites and stings; you are picking at your own risk.
  • Please do not begin picking before 9:00 am.

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Meet Our Team Leaders

Orchard Coordinator
Steve Thomas
 Michael Crozier
 Dave Archbold
 Grounds Crew
 Kevin Welch
 Mike Byrd
 Wendy Miller
 Brian Cardoza
 Fig / Pomagranate
 Al Jolly
 Brad Whiteside
 Theresa Wash