The November meeting was a great one. Charles spoke at length, not only about the many plants and Rare Fruits he had brought, but also — at Paula White (our guest speaker)’s request — about banana cultivation on the westside. Then Paula from Orcon (organiccontrol.com)passed out decollate snails (the Snail Eaters) and spoke about ways of combating various insect problems in the garden with the use of beneficials like ladybugs, lacewings, and good-guy nematodes. She also donated worms and snails to our raffle. A wonderful informative time was had by all.