Citrus! – Nov. 14, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017     7:00 – 8:30 pm 
Rhythmix Cultural Center, 2513 Blanding Avenue, Alameda  

Citrus trees are great to grow in Alameda. Citrus offers fruit when our other trees are on rest break, and looks so cheerful while it’s feeding us. Some citrus grows well in the Bay Area, other varieties are more of a challenge. All need appropriate care. Join us for a primer on citrus, including selection, care and what to do about the new Asian Citrus Psyllid pest.

About our speaker: Jeff Bridge has worked half his life in nurseries all over the Bay Area, including Orchard Nursery and Florist of Lafayette, Far West Nursery in Santa Cruz and Flora Grubb Gardens in San Francisco. As manager of Ploughshares Nursery he is grateful for the opportunity to focus on native, drought tolerant and edible gardening to benefit society as well as working to end homelessness. All profits at Ploughshares are used to maintain supportive housing on the old Alameda Naval Base for formerly homeless families and individuals.

And more! In celebration of our new Project Pick van, we’ll open our meeting by briefly focusing on Project Pick, including how to pick citrus and other fruit trees in a way that’s safe for you and for the tree.