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September 15 Meeting: Understanding the Phytohormones and their Influence on Small Orchard Management
Have you ever wondered how stone fruits, apples and other temperate zone fruit trees are able to keep track of chill hours or why bark notching can be used to stimulate new branch development? Herb Machleder, Director of the LA County Master Gardener Orchard Team, will join us to explain how an understanding of the physiologic effects of the five principle plant hormones can help us better manage our fruit trees.

Herb is an Emeritus Professor in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He became an LA County Master Gardener in 2006. In 2007, he took a deep dive into orchard management by becoming a Resident Farm Apprentice at the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems, a 25-acre certified organic farm at U.C. Santa Cruz.

Herb founded and to this day directs the LA County Master Gardener Orchard Team. Over the past decade the Orchard Team has completed more than 1500 hours of volunteer teaching and workshop activity in school and community-based orchards and horticultural institutions.

This meeting will be online only. We will not be meeting in person this month.

Join the meeting on Zoom at 7:30 pm (PST) with the following link:
Passcode: 558514

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OC Fair 
July 15 - August 14
OC CRFG will be at the OC Fair again this year. Visit our OC Fair page for details.

Garden Tours
Tuesday July 19, between 5 pm and 8 pm
Instead of our chapter meeting this month, two of our members are offering tours of their gardens. This activity is available to OC chapter members. Please check you email inbox for a message from OC CRFG Membership with details and a sign-up link. 


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