Randy Pench/rpench@sacbee.com

Shahar Caspi and his dog Maggie walk through a cherry orchard in Oregon House last week. To plant the trees, Caspi filled holes with water just once and allowed them to drain. He then added his mulch mix and then the tree. “They won’t need water for many, many months,” the Israeli-born farmer said. Caspi also tends the gardens of about 50 neighbors.

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