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Founded in 1968, the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) is the largest amateur fruit-growing organization in the world. Its membership includes nationally recognized botanical gardens and noted international horticultural researchers, as well as hobbyists, commercial growers and representatives from institutions of higher learning. The members of twenty-one chapters and individual members reside in 48 states and territories of the United States, but the membership encompasses over 35 countries worldwide. Although oriented toward the environmentally sound culture of any and all edible plants in the home landscape, CRFG is focused on species not native to nor grown commercially in any given area. Its mission is to share knowledge acquired from its activities with home growers in particular and with anyone else in the world having an interest in edible plant cultivation.


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2015 Festival of Fruit - This Year In San Diego

The 2015 Festival of Fruit was hosted by the San Diego Chapter this year between the dates August 7 through August 9 (Friday through Sunday).

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The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers will be hosting the 2015 statewide meeting, The Festival of Fruit, with the theme of the festival being "The Year of the Drought Tolerant Fruits" This event will feature a day of dynamic speaker presentations on Saturday August 8 revolving around some of the more drought tolerant fruits that can be grown in Southern California as well as products and cultural practices that can be used to help reduce water use and help in water conservation.

On Saturday there will also be fruit tastings, a opportunity drawing, educational displays, both a plant auction and plant sale and a closing dinner.In addition, the San Diego Master Gardeners will be organizing a marketplace with vendors, agencies and non-profit organizations and will be having educational instructional demonstrations throughout the day. The marketplace will free and open to the public from 8:00am-4:00pm. There will be garden and nursery tours on Fri. August 7th and Sunday August 9th.

Attendance at the 2015 Festival of Fruit is expected to be over 400 fruit enthusiasts from California and Arizona and the Marketplace should have more than 1000 visitors coming from the San Diego area. 

The Festival of Fruit web site is now open. Visit 2015 Festival of Fruit to get all the information and even to register online. Download the registration form to print and mail in (PDF).


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