Central Coast Chapter CRFG

Events Calendar

Our Best CRFG Manners While Visiting Homes, Nurseries, Growers, etc.
1. We never bring pets to meetings/tours and we never even ask if we may!
2. We do our best to use public facilities or our own restroom before the meeting.
3. We do our best not to ask to go inside the hosts’ home.
4. We never pick fruit, flowers, foliage, weeds, seed pods and we never even ask.
5. We do our best to car pool and park with great respect to our host and the neighborhood.
6. We never talk when our host is talking. We do our best to stay up close when given a tour.
7. We never “take over” the tour and tell everyone how we do it at our home!!
8. We have thoughtful questions but try not to ask questions that embarrass our host.
9. We do our best to help our host feel good, feel appreciated. We clean up our mess.
10. We stay on the path, with our host …and never go walking around on our own unless given permission by the host.
11. At the end of the tour, we make a special effort to thank the host. We “gather up” and have some sort of “closure” to the tour.
12. We even write thank you notes when we get home, especially if we asked a lot of questions, were impressed, were surprised, were treated well. We write thank you notes even when we are not the leader!

Orchard Maintenance Day:

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019: 9am to Noon

Event: Pruning and Orchard Cleanup. We're pruning the rest of the trees for the coming year!

Note: If we need to cancel this event due to rain, we'll update this page by
10 am on Friday, March 1st, 2019.

Approximately 20 people standing for picture with gardening tools

We'll be pruning the trees that didn't get pruned during the January meeting. Our goal is bringing down the height of the trees so that fruit can be picked without a ladder.

For those who have had their fill of pruning for the year, we have many other jobs including cleaning up Sycamore limbs and rehanging the tree signs that have fallen down. There are squirrel holes to fill... and now we have the shovels to fill them! Weeds need to be whacked. Also, the CRFG gate sign could use some love and attention: we have stain and paint to spruce up the wood CRFG sign on the entryway gate.

We will have fruit and other snacks for you to enjoy!
Bring: Water, gloves, hat, appropriate shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent.

Location: CRFG Orchard at Cal Poly.
Park in the dirt parking lot at the Crops Unit at the corner of Highland Drive and Mt. Bishop Road (parking is free on Saturday). Then walk back up Highland Drive to the orchard.