Museum invites public input on cultivating an equitable harvest

By May 7, 2024June 18th, 2024In The News

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The Los Altos Heritage Orchard, following extensive rehabilitation efforts, is poised to produce a crop of Blenheim apricots in June.

Renowned for their sweetness and juicy flavor at peak ripeness, this heirloom variety’s harvest season lasts two to three weeks.

In a proactive approach, Los Altos History Museum is actively seeking community input on fostering a more inclusive and equitable harvesting process.

A program titled “Gathering the Fruits of Orchard Rehabilitation” is scheduled 5:30-7 p.m. May 16, providing an opportunity for the public to share their thoughts and experiences about harvesting apricots.

Dr. Jane Packard, chairperson of the Museum’s Orchard Commons Committee, will deliver a short informative presentation about former harvesting practices in the Los Altos Heritage Orchard, with comparisons to other heritage orchards in Santa Clara Valley…more.


Jane Packard, in Los Altos Heritage Orchard. 2023