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Water Efficiency

Design/Maintenance

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Plant Selection

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Date:

2016-12-03


Hours:

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306


Cost:

$30 ($25 when you purchase both classes in the series together!)


Description:

Did you know you can enjoy peaches fresh from your own tree from the end of April through mid-October? How about perfect plums from mid-May to November? Apples in July? Oranges in June? Apricots in September? With a little planning, it is possible to select specific varieties of your favorite fruits for successive ripening over an extended season. The time to plan for a succession of backyard fruit is in the winter, when bare root fruit trees can be shipped dormant and when the local Rare Fruit Growers host their Scion Exchanges. Join Jesse Imbach and James Lalikos for a wide-ranging survey class on how to select different varietals the give your family fresh fruit throughout the year. We will also cover scion and root stock selection, scion labeling and storage, and finish with a Q&A on fruit varieties – so bring your questions!


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Event Sponsor:

Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306


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Comments:

Jesse Imbach is a member of the California and Santa Clara Valley Rare Fruit Growers Associations and manages the San Mateo Chapter of Village Harvest, an organization that connects homeowners with volunteers to pick backyard fruit for the local food bank system. His modest home is taken over with experimental grafted trees and rare fruit varieties from around the world. James Lalikos is a mechanical engineer and power systems designer who has been whittling twigs and splicing plants together since he was a child. He’s currently working on converting a collection of old flowering pear trees into every-variety-pear trees using scions from the germplasm collection at Filoli and planning out a large aquaponic installation in his front yard.


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Date:

2016-12-03


Hours:

8:30- 11:30 a.m.


Location:

Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St. San Jose Ca 95110 Walk to the north side of the hill from the parking lot.


Cost:

Free!


Description:

Join a Bay Friendly Landscape Maintenance Professional as they explain the benefits and installation methods used in sheet-mulching, also known as lasagna gardening, for non-toxic weed suppression, soil improvement and water conservation. Get hands on experience in the demonstration garden. Come dressed in layers and prepare for the elements. Bring water and any other tools you like, but tools will be provided.


Phone:

4087935365


Event Sponsor:

City of San Jose


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Comments:

Registration not required! Just bring a smile :)


2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Common Ground Garden, 687 Arastradero Road, Palo Alto 94306

8:30- 11:30 a.m., Nature's Inspiration Gardens - 411 Seymour St. San Jose Ca 95110 Walk to the north side of the hill from the parking lot.