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The Golden Gate Chapter of the CRFG in-person meetings

  Golden Gate Chapter November Meeting

WHEN: Saturday, November 25, 2023

Mushrooms are Rare Fruit
The Magical World of Mushrooms -Their Lore, Uses, and Cultivation


Talk by Ken Litchfield


Richmond Public Library- Main Branch 325 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804
Madeline F. Whittlesey Community Room (The room is located off the Courtyard on the south side of the library, adjacent to the Children's Room)


12:00 PM - 3:30 PM


12:00 noon - Set up and Potluck. Chairs inside and tables for potluck outside. Note that no food is allowed inside the room.

12:30 pm - Rare Fruit Growing Basics - John V. will discuss seasonal fruit growing tips for beginners, everyone welcome to join in.

1:00 pm - Chapter business meeting

1:30 pm - Presentation: "Mushrooms are Rare Fruit"

3:30 pm - Program ends, clean up. Chairs and tables need to be put back where we found them.

Presenter: Our presenter is Ken Litchfield.

Ken Litchfield began his career as a botanist, biological illustrator, and instructor as a student in the art and biology departments at Texas State University. Ken is currently a naturalist with a professional background working and teaching in science, writing, technical illustration, computer graphics, photography, lapidary, and human health and fitness. He instituted the first community college Mushroom Cultivation course in the country, fully accredited and transferable to state and UC systems, which he taught for 10 years before retirement along with Growing and Using Healthful Herbs and Beneficial Beasts in the Garden - the Flora, Fauna, and Funga Kingdoms. He consults, instructs, and trains at various organizations and institutions. He is also the Cultivation Chair for the Mycological Society of San Francisco, and incorporates the fermentation arts into his activities and teachings.

The Golden Gate Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers [CRFG] has meetings every other month. Meetings are free, and open to the public for all fruit enthusiasts.

Hear from an expert speaker about a fruity topic. Meet like-minded people who bring fresh fruit from their home gardens for everyone to taste. We often share and trade plants, seeds, and scions. Our meetings are a unique opportunity to find people who live in a similar climate, to learn what varieties of what types of fruit will grow well for you, and how to grow them.

Becoming a member offers member benefits, such as a exclusive garden tours, fruit tastings, the CRFG Fruit Gardener magazine, entry to the annual CRFG "Festival of Fruit" conference and more. You're invited! We look forward to meeting you.

You do not need to be a CRFG member to attend although of course we hope you'll join.

FOR MORE INFO: Golden Gate Chapter

Questions or comments? Send email to the Golden Gate Chapter.

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