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!

August Chapter Meeting

Saturday, August 11th, 2018


Xerces Society Speaker

The Xerces Society is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat.

We will have the pleasure of learning from Cameron Newell. Cameron is a Pollinator Conservation Specialist and Bee Better Certified Coordinator from Xerces Society's Southwest Regional Office in San Diego. Cameron will give us an overview of the Xerces Society and the work they do, discuss the current state of pollinator and other invertebrate population health, and talk about some of the current initiatives they are implementing and how those relate to the fruit growing and agriculture industries.

Location: PG&E Education Center 6588 Ontario Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA

Time: 1:00 p.m.: Refreshments and socializing.
Refreshment team.... the A-H Group... Please bring finger-food and nutrition goodies to share!! Food people like to come early, get best parking, and get food to Evelyn R. and Karen K. before the crowd comes.

1:30 p.m.: Meeting begins.

Bring: Yourself! :-)
Note: there is limited seating at this facility, and no pets are allowed.

Future 2018 CRFG Central Coast Chapter Meetings

More details about these meetings will be added as they become available.

August 11:
September 8:
October 13:
November 10:
December 8:

Go to the Festival of Fruit Meeting in Campbell, CA. No local chapter meeting this month.
Xerces Society Speaker, at the PG&E Education Center.
To be determined.
Joint meeting with SLO Botanical Garden folk.
Tucker and Keri Schmidt, home garden in Nipomo
Annual Plant Exchange Sale, and Christmas Potluck at the PG&E Education Center.

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

Kern CRFG Chapter's 2018 Annual Fruit Tasting Event

Saturday, August 4th, 2018
8:30 to noon.

Location: International Fruit Genetics facility at 33397 County Line Road, Delano, CA (across from Road 192).

Information: Please contact Chapter Chairperson Edith McCormick at (661) 638-0209 or email Kern@crfg.org.

This is a Free for CRFG members with proof of state membership. However, the general public is welcome with a suggested $5 donation per person.