October 5, 2014: Sunday orchard work party in the heritage orchard at Prusch Park. Everyone welcome. Please come and help in the maintenance of our orchard. Learn from the pros! This is a great opportunity to share what you know with others eager to learn. Tasks will primarily be ongoing pruning. Yummy snacks provided. Time 9:00 to 11:00.
October 11, 2014: Bi-monthly meeting at Emma Prusch Park in San Jose. Open to all. Meeting starts at 1:00. Come early for chatting and snacking. The presentation will be on Biochar and its applications for home orchards! Our speaker is Paul Taylor. He will speak on the science and use of biochar for fruit trees and agriculture and for improving our planet. Especially if you have not been to a work party recently, be sure to set aside some time to go out to our Heritage Orchard and see how it is progressing!
October 25, 2014: Annual apple tasting event at Wilder Ranch State Park. This event is part of the Heritage Harvest Festival held annually at the ranch, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Over 50 varieties of apples are likely to be available to taste and rate.