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How to Set Up a Home Weather Station” and “Prepping Soil Now to Prepare for Planting Fruit Trees in Winter.”

Zoom Meeting

Join us on September 18 for a Zoom meeting on two timely topics: weather stations and soil prep! As we round the final season of the new year, this information should help you be prepared for next year's gardening tasks. MBCRFG member, Jason Sutor, will present information on setting up a weather station – should

Grafting Knife Sharpening Workshop and Feijoa Tasting

Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

It’s time to start preparing for spring, isn’t it? Well, maybe that’s a bit premature, but in the meantime we will be holding a workshop November 12 to learn how to sharpen our grafting knives. This will be a hands-on workshop, the purpose of which is to enable all who are interested (not just knife

2022 Holiday Party and Election

Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

The MB CRFG's annual holiday party will be held December 17, starting at 3 p.m. at the Santa Cruz Grange Hall.  We’ll have our potluck, so think about what lovely creation you’d like to share. We will also have a slideshow of everyone’s experiences this year. The photo deadline is December 10 to allow time

2023 Scion Exchange

Soquel High School 401 Soquel San Jose Rd., Soquel, CA

Mark your calendars for the 2023 Scion Exchange, to be held January 21, 2023. Hundreds of scions will be available for dormant varieties of fruit (apples, stonefruit and more). If you have scions or other plant material to share, please come at 10:30 with your contributions so they can be placed correctly in the exchange.

Grafting Workshop: Create Your Own Apple Tree!

Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

Ready to learn how to graft? Join the Monterey Bay CRFG and learn how to perform a cleft graft to create your own custom apple tree! Attendees will learn about the basics of grafting, and then will practice creating grafting cuts on sample pieces of wood to develop the correct technique. After that, attendees will

2023 Citrus Tasting

Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

Tasting 62 varieties of Santa Cruz grown citrus with the Monterey Bay chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers.   Join fellow members of the Monterey Bay CRFG for our Citrus Tasting. Typically an annual event, pandemic excepted, we celebrate the pending arrival of spring by tasting glowing orbs harvested from all around our area.


Fruit-A-Palooza 2023

Santa Cruz Live Oak Grange 1900 17th Ave, Santa Cruz

Fruit-A-Palooza is a summertime celebration of fruit growing held by the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers. Click for details on Fruit-A-Palooza 2023.

Driscoll’s Strawberry Test Plot Tour

Driscoll's Berry Store and Test Plot 1790 San Juan Road, Aromas, CA

                  Hello fellow fruit enthusiasts! Our next Monterey Bay CRFG event will be a tour of Driscoll’s strawberry test plot in Aromas on the morning of July 15. The test plot is at 1790 San Juan Rd, Aromas, CA.  We will meet at the Driscoll’s Berry Store

2023 Apple Tasting Showcasing 70+ Apple Varieties

Wilder Ranch State Park 1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz,, CA

Join the Monterey Bay Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers  on October 14 at Wilder Ranch State Park as we celebrate the season with our 2023 Apple Tasting! This event showcases the delights of locally grown apples, including rare, historic apples, apples you know and love, and new locally-bred apples being trialed with the