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Live Video Seminar: “Producing Avocados in Northern California”

Join Monterey Bay CRFG online for this inspiring and informative live presentation on avocado horticulture from MBCRFG's own Ellen Baker and Freddy Menge, of Epicenter Avocado Nursery in Santa Cruz Co, California. They will discuss the basics of successful avocado planting and care, variety selection, as well as some of their unique observations on avocado

Subtropicals and Tropicals in California Agroecosystems

"Subtropicals and Tropicals in California Agroecosystems" Presentation by Barath Raghavan, followed by Q&A A meeting of the Monterey Bay, California Rare Fruit Growers. Remote video-seminar via Zoom. Attendance limited. Priority admission to members of MBCRFG (join), and additional seats will be made available to non-members who pre-register here. "In this talk I'll discuss 100+ edible

“Growing Rare Subtropical Fruits in Santa Cruz County”

"Growing Rare Subtropical Fruits in Santa Cruz County" Presentation by Nate Blackmore, followed by Q&A Saturday, Nov 14 2020 at 7pm (Join early at 6:45 to ensure your entry!) A meeting of the Monterey Bay, California Rare Fruit Growers Remote video-seminar via Zoom, link to be provided to chapter members at 6:45pm, 11/14 (non-members can

Holiday “Potluck” Meeting

Our year-end holiday potluck meeting will be held virtually via Zoom this year. Complete details on our email list. Year in review Lightning presentations: Making Hoshigaki (w/ Ken Konviser), Interstem Grafting (w/ Freddy Menge) Member "Show and Tell" slideshow Board elections

Scion Exchange 2021

We are glad to be able to still offer a safe and scaled-back winter Scion Exchange this year pursuant to public health guidelines, on a socially distanced order-fulfillment/pickup model. In order to accomplish this, our 2021 exchange is limited to members (join here) who list their donations/requests sufficiently in advance of our January 31, 2021

March Meeting: Avian Pest Control / Elderberries

We have two terrific speakers planned for the evening. First, Jo Ann Baumgartner from the Wild Farm Alliance will speak to us regarding AVIAN PEST CONTROL – encouraging birds to inhabit our spaces to control pest insects, rodents and pest birds. This should be a great presentation – and we will follow her talk with a Q&A session.

Cider Making Presentation Featuring Jim Rider

Jim Rider will be giving a presentation on September 28 via Zoom on the mysteries of making cider! Update: the recording of this presentation is published here. Jim Rider is a power hitter in the local fruit world and beyond. A 5th generation Pajaro Valley apple grower with a master’s degree in Pomology from Cornell,

Orchard Tour

Freddy Menge, picking ripe apples. On October 3rd, 1 to 3:30 pm, we invite you to visit Epicenter Orchard in Watsonville, the home of Freddy Menge’s apple, pear, plum, and cherry collection/orchard, the source of many of the apples offered for tasting in the annual MBCRFG apple tasting (cancelled this year due to Covid). During