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Corona Community Orchard for application to the California Urban Greening Grant Program

310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA PARKS & COMMUNITY SERVICES DEPARTMENT 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

April 13, 2011


Project Narrative When the throngs of 49ers beset California in search of gold, the challenges in gold mining forced many to find alternative work. A few found abandoned orchards, started by early Spanish settlers, and revived them into some of the earliest commercial orchards in the State. The history of fruit production in California has paralleled the growth of cities including Corona. By creating a community orchard, Corona provides a place for children and adults to learn about and participate in that history, while supplying a food source and a place for recreation. The Corona Community Orchard will fulfill three goals: reduce resource consumption, change the space from passive to productive, and provide opportunities for education and community involvement. The 7.8 acre site is currently an underused open space within a residential community. Because it does not provide specific recreation opportunities and the maintenance and irrigation costs are significant, converting it to an orchard will provide an enhanced resource for the community. Additionally, the quantity of water required for irrigation will be considerably less even at the beginning of the project. As the trees become established they will be more resilient to drought and require less water. A rainwater harvesting system will collect and store winter rains for use in the dry season, further reducing the need for supplemental irrigation. Air quality will improve and gasoline consumption will go down by eliminating weekly mowing. These changes will reduce resource use, and ensure that those resources that are used contribute to an enhanced cultural landscape that provides education, food and recreation while reducing the need for natural resources.

URBAN GREENING GRANT PROPOSAL 310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

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URBAN GREENING GRANT PROPOSAL 310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

PROJECT SITE PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

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Map Scale: 1:7,100 if printed on A size (8.5" x 11") sheet.

0 0

50

100 250

Natural Resources Conservation Service

200 500

Meters 300 1,000

Feet 1,500

Web Soil Survey National Cooperative Soil Survey

URBAN GREENING GRANT PROPOSAL 310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

PeC

Perkins loam, 2 to 8 percent slopes

PgC

Perkins gravelly loam, 5 to 8 percent slopes

PgD2

Perkins gravelly loam, 8 to 15 percent slopes, eroded

StF2

Soper loam, 15 to 35 percent slopes, eroded

TeG

Terrace escarpments

SOIL TYPES PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

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A D O B E

Seasonal Rainfall and Irrigation Demand

CA RM

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852

O RI TA

892

EG AP

902

900 898

884

894

8 87

PL

890

896

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886

880

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870

866

868 876 874 882

864 862

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890

872

6 85

85 8

4 85 0 86

DO VE

918 920

90 4

90 6 91 6 9 12

90 6

Irrigation Demand

Ave Rainfall

Water Harvesting Yield

Cumulative Storage

Jan

303249

2.72

345875

42626

Feb

303249

2.88

366221

62972

March

429603

2.31

293740

-135863

April

581227

0.68

86469

-494759

May

707581

0.16

20346

-687236

June

808664

0.02

2543

-806121

July

935018

0.02

2543

-932475

August

935018

0.12

15259

-919759

Sept

808664

0.23

29247

-779417

Oct

581227

0.36

45778

-535450

Nov

379061

1.03

130975

-248087

Dec

227437

1.47

186925

-40512

908 910

922

914

Months with Highest Water Harvesting Potential

92 92 4 8 92 93 6 2 930

Months with Highest Irrigation Demand 93 6

93 4

93 8

944

94 94 0 2

U TT U

Potential Water Savings Orchard Estimated Annual Water Use (4.24 acres)

94 6

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Percentage Rainwater Runoff of Estimated Water Use

47%

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Runoff Coefficients 0.5 0.6 0.7

1,572,854 gal

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978 982

Legend

Estimated Annual Rainwater Runoff

964

2 97 6 70 96 9 6 980 97

96 0

3,333,521 gal

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50 100

200

300

Feet 400

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This map identifies areas by slope conditions that will impact the amount of rainwater that will move through the site as well as the quantity of water that could be harvested for use onsite. Flatter areas are identified as opportunities to locate water storage structures.

URBAN GREENING GRANT PROPOSAL 310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

WATER HARVESTING PLAN PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

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Existing Trees Building Rainwater Storage ZONE A: 2.07 acres - Citrus, Walnut, Fig ZONE B: 0.67 acres - Asian Pears, Persimmon ZONE C: 0.44 acres - Pomegranate ZONE D: 0.75 acres - Avocado ZONE E: 0.26 acres - pollinator zones, native wildflowers ZONE F: 0.05 acres - riparian zone, native plants

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URBAN GREENING GRANT PROPOSAL 310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

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A

C A

E

SCHEMATIC DESIGN PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

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ZONE

TYPE

SPECIES

SPACING

TREE/ ACRE

HARVEST TIME

WATER NEEDS

A

CITRUS

Improved Meyers Lemon

18x22

110

yearround

med.

Do not plant in low spots

Eureka Lemon

18x22

110

yearround

med.

Do not plant in low spots

Washington Navel Orange

18x22

110

winter

med.

Do not plant in low spots

Valencia Orange

18x22

110

summer/fall

med.

Do not plant in low spots

WALNUT

Juglans regia

28x28

55

fall

med.

25 year lifespan

FIG

Mission

20x20

110

fall maybe spring

med.

full sun

ASIAN PEARS

Twentieth Century

12X18

200

summer to fall med.

Best w/ cross-pollinization

400 chill hours

Hausi

12X18

200

summer to fall med.

Best w/ cross-pollinization

400 chill hours

PERSIMMON

American or Asian

15x20

145

fall to winter

med.

Needs a male pollinizer

300 chill hours - american 200 chill hours - asian

C

POMEGRANATE

Wonderful

10x17

255

fall to winter

med.

Best w/ cross-polliznization

D

AVOCADO

Haas

20X20

100

spring to fall

med.

Best w/ cross-pollinization

Adaptable to slopes, need good drainage

Bacon

20X20

100

fall to winter

med.

Best w/ cross-pollinization

Adaptable to slopes, need good drainage

B

CULTIVATION NEEDS

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

ZONE A: 2.07 acres - needs frost protection, full sun ZONE B: 0.67 acres - needs chill hours, full sun ZONE C: 0.44 acres - takes partial shade ZONE D: 0.75 acres - adaptable to slopes ZONE E: 0.26 acres - pollinator zones, native wildflowers ZONE F: 0.05 acres - riparian zone, native plants

URBAN GREENING GRANT PROPOSAL 310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

PLANT PALETTE PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

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ESTIMATE OF PROBABLE COST FOR LANDSCAPE DEVELOPMENT PREPARED BY BMLA CORONA COMMUNITY ORCHARD 4/13/2011 ITEM

COST

DEMOLITION

$22,000

IRRIGATION

$289,000

TREES

$155,400

NATIVE PLANTING

$4,200

RAIN WATER STORAGE

$100,000

ROAD GRADING

$12,720

PARKING LOT

$36,000

BUILDING

$25,000

A+E FEES

$30,000

SUBTOTAL

$674,320

CONTINGENCY (15%)

$101,148

TOTAL

$775,468

URBAN GREENING GRANT PROPOSAL 310 North Joy Street I Corona, CA 92879 T: 951.737.1124 I F: 951.737.6551 www.bmla.net

BUDGET PREPARED FOR THE CITY OF CORONA 400 S. Vicentia Ave., Corona, CA 92882 T: (951) 736-2241

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Corona Community Orchard  

For application to the California Urban Greening Grant Program

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