Meetings

June 20 Meeting: Fruit Tree Pests: We Are Not Afraid

Greg Alder of The Yard Posts will be joining us to share what he has learned about dealing with the various birds, mammals and insects that can be pests of fruit trees.

Although many critters compete with us for the fruit from our trees, we need not feel intimidated or overwhelmed. This is mostly because smart people have already figured out how to deal with most pests. Greg will share specific examples, techniques, products, and stories so hopefully we are all more confident in meeting our pest challenges. The main pests he will cover include gophers, squirrels, raccoons, possums, rats, birds, and various bugs.

Greg is a Master Gardener with the University of California Cooperative Extension, director for the California Avocado Society, and creator of The Yard Posts, a website aimed at helping gardeners in Southern California grow food at home. He started gardening twenty years ago when he lived in Lesotho, Africa. He currently lives in Ramona, San Diego County, where he provides his wife and three children with most of their fruits and vegetables – and all of their avocados.

Links:
The Yard Posts
California Avocado Society

Thursday 6/20, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Red Hill Lutheran Church
13200 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

Click here for a Google Map. We will meet in the CLC Fellowship Hall.

Attendees are encouraged to bring fresh fruit from their garden and other snacks to share at the tasting table.
   

View Greg's terrific avocado presentation at our chapter's March 2021 meeting: Avocado FAQ with Greg Alder.

Join the meeting on Zoom at 7:00 pm (PST) with the following link: 


Recent Past Meetings & Events

May 16 Meeting: Growing and Harvesting Tea Leaves with Leah Beattie

Leah will be presenting her knowledge and personal experiences in growing and harvesting leaves for tea from the Camellia sinensis plant and other tasty leaves used for teas. She will go over the diverse growing situations for each plant as well as various methods of processing the leaves for desirable types of teas. 

Leah manages her family's business, Laguna Hills Nursery, in Santa Ana California. Her grandparents started the business in Lake forest in 1970. Their store specializes in a large variety of edible fruit trees, shrubs, herbs and veggies, as well as ornamental trees and shrubs. They are known for their permanent potting soil mixes and wealth of knowledge in growing plants for southern California.

This meeting can be attended in person and on Zoom.

Note the new meeting location and time

Thursday 5/16, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Red Hill Lutheran Church
13200 Red Hill Ave, Tustin, CA 92780

Click here for a Google Map. We will meet in the CLC Fellowship Hall.

Attendees are encouraged to bring fresh fruit from their garden and other snacks to share at the tasting table.

Join the meeting on Zoom at 7:00 pm (PST) with the following link: 
Leah Beattie of Laguna Hills Nursery



For more information contact Gus Kim