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, Sept 22, 2018, 9am - 12pm

New tool shed awaits painting

We have many fun tasks from which to choose!

Paint our new tool shed! Master woodcraftsman Roger Eberhardt has built a tool shed for us... now we need to paint it!

Do you have any tools that you can donate to the CRFG shed? Please bring them! Marv will show us how to sharpen them.

Get our orchard in shape! Pull or whack weeds, cut off sprouts, dig out old stumps (anyone?), stake up the Paw Paw and Pakistani Mulberry trees, sweep off cobwebs from the kiosk.

Give our orchard gate signs some TLC! Stain and repaint the wood sign; give the white sign a good cleaning.

We will have the following on hand: Fruit for snacking! Water and Gatorade!
Paint and brushes for the tool shed; stain, paint, and brushes for the gate sign; bucket and rag for cleaning the white gate sign; broom for the kiosk; stakes and green stretch tie tape for trees.

Bring: Water, gloves, hat, appropriate shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent.
Hoes, rakes, pruners, gas/battery-operated weedwhackers.

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.