Fruit Stories

Fruit Stories: A cultural history of some Northern California fruit varieties, people, and places.

After working in Hawaii for many years, John Valenzuela is now Chairperson of the Golden Gate Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. He lives in north eastern Marin County where he has a food forest garden with over 150 varieties of fruit on multi-grafted trees.

John will explore our local indigenous fruits, Old World fruits of the Spanish Mission era, fruits introduced by early pioneers, and others developed by local breeders. Many personal heirloom stories will encourage you to start preserving and enjoying some of these historic varieties in your own backyard.

A program of the Western Horticultural Society.

Location: Parish Hall, Christ Episcopal Church
1040 Border Rd.
Los Altos, CA

For additional information, see the Speaker Programs webpage.

Meetings free to members, from $5 to $10 for guests.