Community Event

Growing and Processing Olives at Home

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November Meeting of the Golden Gate Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. With Jim DeFrisco, Contra Costa Master Gardener.

Olive harvest season is here. We will hear from Jim DeFrisco who cares for 15 olive trees of his own. We will hear how to grow them, and process them to eat. There are even some varieties that don’t need to be processed to be edible! Also there will be tips on how to beat those bothersome olive fruit flies that can spoil the fruit.

Please bring fruit from your yard to share, finger food, plants to donate for the drawing, and your questions.

This event is free and open to the public. Newcomers are always welcome — Do bring a friend!

Meeting agenda:

  • 11:00am  Meet and greet and eat finger food
  • 11:30am  Introductions and announcements
  • 12:00pm  Olive presentation begins
  • 2:00pm  Closing comments
  • 2:30pm  Plant drawing
  • 3:00pm  End

Questions? Contact John by phone or email.

Directions and more info online.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 11:00 am
Saturday, November 9, 2013 3:00 pm
Diablo Valley College, Horticulture Dept, Building OH
321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523
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