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Founder of Al's Nursery in Portola Valley dies at 80

Original post made on Jun 17, 2008

Alwin Bertschinger, always called Al, who founded a nursery in 1959 on a neglected orchard along Portola Road that became one of the area's finest, died May 31 at his home in Menlo Park. He was 80.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 4, 2008, 12:00 AM

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Posted by Angela Hey, a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Jun 17, 2008 at 12:33 pm

I'll miss Al.

I remember when I first came to Portola Valley he sold me some Hoof and Horn to accompany some primulas. He also sold me a device that measures soil moisture so that the garden is not over-watered and has probably saved me masses on my water bill. He was a true gardener.

My sympathy to Karin and John Wu - I know you'll miss him.


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