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Holiday Potluck

on December 13th!

We are looking forward to seeing our members for our end-of-the-year party.

The evening will be a celebration

of our 60th anniversary

with fun and fanfare.


Garden House at Shoup Park in Los Altos

This Meeting is for members only!

We are starting our celebration

at 6:00pm followed

by our speaker at 7:30pm 

All Mushrooms are Magical:

Experiencing the Phantasmagorical Realm

of Fungi

With Ken Litchfield

We will learn about many of our favorite local Bay Area and Northern California mushrooms and their culinary, herbal/medicinal, dye and psychoactive properties and uses.

Ken will discuss their healing properties for human health and also their mycoremediation properties for healing the earth and building healthy soils. He will share easy to learn techniques he has implemented in woodland, garden and lab situations.

Ken Litchfield has been the Chair of the Cultivation Committee of the Mycological Society of San Francisco for over 30 years. During that time he he led a team of mushroom cultivation enthusiasts to institute the mushroom society's first mushroom garden at Randall Museum.

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Plant Sale Table

There will be no plants for sale at the December meeting. The Plant Sale Table will return in January so keep propagating your plants!

 All money collected goes to support WHS programs and the scholarship fund. 


Become a Western Hort Member!

Our membership year extends from September through August.

Dues paid now will be for the 2023-24 membership year.

WHS has a great list of speakers for the year. Don’t miss any updates.

Please submit your renewal and payment

using the Membership form found on our Membership page and mail to:
WHS PO Box 166, Mountain View, CA 94042. You can also pay online. Please go to our membership page on our website


JOIN TODAY and receive:

  • Free admission to monthly programs, monthly newsletters,                               links to Zoom presentations and video-recordings, (9x per year) 

  • Members only Garden Tours

  • Members only Events,                       Holiday Party & Summer Picnic

  • Members only Speakers Dinner

  • 10% discount at participating business partners

Member Plant Share

There will be no Member Plant Share at the December meeting. The Plant Share segment will return again in January.


When you’re nervous about stepping outside of your comfort zone, remind yourself;

“It feels scary because it’s unfamiliar, not because I’m incapable.”

~Michelle C. Clark

Vice president & Board members : These positions are still open. Get to know your fellow WHS members and help keep the society vibrant and well rounded. If you have

an interest in helping in any one of these capacities, or feel you can help in any other way, feel free to e-mail us at or speak to any of the current board members.


Carman's Nursery
Nancy Schramm
8470 Pharmer Road,
Gilroy, CA 95020
hours: Thur, Fri, Sun 10am-5pm
408 841-2313

Pam Callaghan Horticulturist
Landscape Design
707 895-3958

Eden Garden
Urban Farm
Barbara Scott

Hammerschmidt Construction
Design Build Residential Remodeling Contractor, Will Install Hardscape
1574 Country Club Drive,  
Los Altos, CA 94024
650 948-4200

Jeremy Moss
Waterwise Irrigation & Sprinklers
408 220-8092

NativeVista Gardening
Sandy Morgans
650 799-1217

Sage Creek Horticulture
Susan Stansbury
Environmental Design & Fine Gardening

San Marcus Growers, Inc
Mike Craib, Sales Representative

Terra Sole Nursery LLC

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