Golden Gate Chapter, CRFG
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May 2016 Chapter Meeting

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2016

Plant sale, Pot Luck and Presentations




Horticulture Department, Diablo Valley College, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill


9 AM - 1 PM Plant Sale; Noon - Pot Luck & Socializing; 1-4 PM Information Sharing.


There is a charge on campus for parking

We will have a set of table speakers, each giving a 15 minute presentation. The attendees will be divided into as many groups as there are speakers, and the groups will rotate to hear them. The speakers will be ourselves, of course. We could use as many as 9.

If you have a topic about which you could speak for 15 minutes, please contact Karen Andersen directly, and we can work on the details. All topics which relate to fruit are welcome. Sample topics include: variety selection by microclimate, soil testing and amending, homemade potting soil mixes, pest management, tool selection, rare fruits you have propagated, permaculture ideas related to fruit growing, season extending for tender fruit trees, skills related to fruit growing, preserving the harvest, recipes for your harvest, your travels to see exotic fruit growing regions, your research project; your Permaculture Design project. Use your imagination.

You might need to make a poster, bring an easel, bring an extension cord if you need to show pictures from your laptop, print fliers to share. We will help you work on these details, and might combine some of you if your topics overlap sufficiently.

Let's have a fun time sharing our amazing skills with each other!

Thank you for sharing your work and your knowledge with your fellow fruit growers!

This event is free and open to the public.
Newcomers are always welcome -- Do bring a friend!

Meeting Agenda:
9 AM - 1 PM Diablo Valley College Plant Sale
Noon - 1:00 PM - Pot Luck and Socializing
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - Presentation on various topics via "Table Presentations"

Directions to the Meeting Site

From the East, West, or South, get onto I-680 going North from Walnut Creek

Follow I-680 N to Willow Pass Rd in Concord.
Take exit 51 for Willow Pass Rd toward Taylor Blvd
Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Willow Pass Rd
Continue onto Sun Valley Blvd
Turn right onto Contra Costa Blvd
Turn left onto Viking Dr




You do not need to be a CRFG member to attend although of course we hope you'll join.

FOR MORE INFO: Call (510) 672-0220
or e-mail Karen Andersen

Questions or comments? Send email to the Golden Gate Chapter.

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