September 21 Meeting: Dr. Aaron Fox and the 2023 CPP Scholarship Recipients
Each summer we ask Dr. Aaron Fox to choose four of his students at the Huntley College of Agriculture to receive a scholarship from the OC chapter of CRFG. Last year we met Dr. Fox and his students at the Cal Poly Pomona campus and were treated to a tour of their greenhouses and the coffee orchard. This year they will be joining us at our regularly scheduled meeting. We will get to meet this year's scholarship recipients and Dr. Fox will give a talk on his ongoing effort to update and digitize the campus grove maps.

There are an enormous variety of citrus cultivars and other subtropical fruit trees on campus that are not officially cataloged. Dr. Fox, with the help of professor Dr. David Edens, retired professor Dr. Greg Partida, and staff farm laborer Juan Robledo, has been working with students to catalog and digitally map the groves. This effort is partially funded by a USDA NIFA grant. We’ll hear about their process, progress, and the challenges they’ve faced.

This meeting can be attended in person and on Zoom.

We will have a tasting table with fruit purchased by the club as well as fruit and snacks contributed by attendees.

Thursday 9/21, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

First Congregational Church of Santa Ana
Niedringhaus Hall
2555 Santiago St.
Santa Ana, CA 92706

Join the meeting on Zoom at 7:30 pm (PST) with the following link: 

For more information contact Jeff Warner - [email protected]  
Dr. Fox leading our chapter members on a tour of the Cal Pol Pomona greenhouses in November 2022

Recent Past Meetings and Events

September 9 Field Trip: Orange Coast College - 2023 Scholarship Recipients
For the first time, our chapter awarded scholarships to three students in the horticulture department at Orange Coast College. Professor Lori Pullman gave us a tour of the grounds, nursery and greenhouses. They have a very impressive aquaponics/hydroponics systems in one of the greenhouses which demonstrates several techniques for growing without soil, including the Dutch Bucket and Nutrient Film systems. A new production aquaponics system is in construction and is expected to become operational over the next several months.

To learn more about the OCC Horticulture Program click here.