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Green Thumb Lecture: Rare Fruits for Cold Winter Areas

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Clallam County Master Gardener, Tom Del Hotal, a Certified Arborist, member of the International Plant Propagators Society, and California Rare Fruit Growers, will teach gardeners how to take advantage of Clallam County’s unique microclimates to grow a wide variety of fruiting plants from many areas of the world, during his hour-long Zoom presentation on Thursday, October 14th beginning at noon. Attendees will also learn about Tom’s own one acre property which grew over 58 types of fruit with more than 200 varieties of fruiting trees and shrubs.

Find a direct link to the Zoom presentation here.

Call in: (253) 215-8782; Meeting ID: 954 6299 9710, Passcode: 081164.

Tom has a B.A. in biology as a park ranger naturalist and holds a teaching degree in horticulture. He was a part-time horticulture instructor for more than 20 years. Tom served on the local chapter boards of many horticultural organizations, taught classes for the San Diego Master Gardener Association, and gave presentations to many gardening groups and organizations throughout his career. He became a Clallam County Master Gardener in 2021.

A nurseryman since 1977, Tom has been devoted to the discovery, development, and expansion of fruit varieties for both home growers and commercial development. He owned Fantasia Gardens, a consulting and pruning business which offered home and small-scale orchard design and management services from 1983-2020 and a specialty wholesale/retail nursery for 14 years. Tom currently works part-time in the garden department at the Sequim Home Depot.

Green Thumb Education Series Presentations are held from 12 to 1 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months. Talks are currently only being offered by online streaming, due to current social distancing concerns with COVID-19. Please see instructions for accessing the live stream. Presentations and associated printed materials will be archived on the local articles and archived presentations portion of our website. These events are free, but donations to help support the WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardener program are appreciated.


October 14
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Online presentation
WA United States


WSU Extension Master Gardener Program
(360) 565-2679