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!




January 2018 Chapter Meeting: Pruning Clinic


Saturday, January 13th, 2018

Event:

Tom Spellman receives Festival of Fruit T-shirt from June

Pruning Clinic

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

This year's guest speaker on pruning is Tom Spellman from Dave Wilson Nursery!

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 p.m.: Refreshments and socializing.
1:30 p.m.: Meeting begins with brief business announcements. Open to the public.
2:00 p.m.: Program begins, Tom Spellman, Guest Pruner and Presenter!! Open to the public.
After giving demonstration and few principles, the meeting will adjourn to CRFG Demonstration Orchard on campus, short walk from meeting location. Members and guests will be encouraged to prune one or more deciduous fruit trees under supervision of Mr. Tom Spellman.

Weather: Light rain will not cancel this event. Pruning workshop is outside, in the orchard!

Bring: Please bring your own pruning tools, drinking water, and folding chair.
Please leave your pets at home.






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


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

Event:

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.

Members are encouraged to 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 getting scions.

Weather: Rain will not cancel this event.

Bring: If you are donating scion wood:
  • Please bring healthy scion wood.
  • Write the specific varietal on the bag in which you bring your scions. 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.
If you are getting scion wood, the following are useful:
  • Baggies with a moist paper towel in each to wrap 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.





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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


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