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!

February 2018 Chapter Meeting: Scion Exchange, Grafting Clinic, and Rootstock Sale

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 (the 3rd Saturday of the month)


Scion hunters in the wild

Chapter Meeting and Annual Scion Exchange, Grafting Clinic and Rootstock Sale

This is our annual event, open to the public!
No RSVP needed.

You must bring deciduous fruit tree scionwood. However, do not bring citrus or patented fruitwood (it is illegal).

Six expert grafters will be demonstrating their favorite graft all afternoon! One member will specialize in avocado grafting.

Rootstock will be on sale and canning service available for a small fee. Grafting supplies will be on sale.

Need more info? See our Scion Exchange page.

Still have questions? Contact Joe Sabol at Jsabol@calpoly.edu, (805) 544-1056.

Location: Building 17, the "Crops Unit" on the campus of Cal Poly, SanLuis Obispo, CA. The Crops Unit is at the corner of Highland and Mt. Bishop Road, on the western edge of main campus. Best to enter campus on Highland, directly off of Highway 1. Parking is free in the dirt parking lot.

Time: 1:00 p.m. Sale of rootstock and grafting supplies begins.
1:00 p.m. Entry for those bringing scions to share.
1:30 p.m. Entry for those not bringing scions.

Weather: Rain will not cancel this event.

Bring: Bring healthy scion wood:
  • The cut ends should be wrapped in a moist paper towel, and the bundle should be placed in a plastic baggie.
  • Write the specific varietal on the plastic baggie, one varietal per plastic bag. Scions without their specific varietal marked on the bag, as well as unmarked scion bags, cannot be accepted.
  • Please also include the variety's chill hours and whether or not the variety is self-pollinating, if you know that information.
You'll also need the following for your new scions:
  • Baggies with a moist paper towel in each to wrap the cut ends of your scions.
  • Your own Sharpie pen: to label your scions and baggies.
  • Masking or painter's tape: to wrap around scions for labeling.
Please leave all pets at home.

March 2018: Chapter Meeting

Saturday, March 10th, 2018


Annual Propagation Meeting

Members and guests are encouraged to bring plant materials they have propagated… to share! Also, bring plant materials to be propagated by others. Start your seeds now so that you can bring seedlings to the meeting!
Chapter leaders will demonstrate a wide variety of propagation methods and materials. Members and guests will take free propagated plants home! This is a “learn by doing” meeting, outside.

Location: Master Gardeners’ Community Garden, the Seven Sisters Garden, 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo, CA

Parking is a serious concern . Please show courtesy to neighbors by parking at distant locations and walk to the garden.
Time: 1:00 p.m.: bring in your seeds, seedlings, cuttings, and/or propagated plants.
1:30 p.m.: Meeting begins.

Weather: Rain will not cancel this event.

Bring: Seeds, seed packets, seedlings, cuttings, and/or propagated plants to share.
Bring vegetables, fruit trees, flowers- all are fine.
Please do not bring any type of citrus, because it is illegal. Thanks!
Empty six-pack trays for your new plant material, and some containers to share.
A Sharpie and painter's tape to label your new plants.

April 2018: Chapter Meeting

Saturday, April 10th, 2018


Food Bank Coalition Facility

The Food Bank Coalition facility includes warehouse & cold storage; offices and community room, as well as newly planted fruit trees and water saving plants.  We will tour the facilities and learn of the mission and activities of the Food Bank.

Location: Food bank Coalition, 1180 Kendall Road, San Luis Obispo, CA

Time: 1:00 p.m.: Socializing.
1:30 p.m.: Meeting begins.

Weather: Rain will not cancel this event.

2018 Festival of Fruit

July 27-29, 2018

Hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CRFG!
See festivaloffruit.org for more details. Mark your calendars today!

Flyer from the 2018 Festival of Fruit


CRFG CC Planning Committee tentative future meetings and ideas planning worksheet.
This document is used by the planning committee to share dates and ideas for future events. Dates on this worksheet are tentative. Use the calendar above to see confirmed CRFG CC events.

CRFG Central Coast Rideshare Email Group

Email group for sharing rides to CRFG Central Coast meetings and events: