January 19 Meeting: Grafting Demonstrations
In preparation for the Great Scion Wood Exchange (see below), a fabulous group of volunteers will be demonstrating various grafting techniques.

Some of the grafts that will be featured include:
  • Approach
  • Banana
  • Budding - Chip and T-Bud
  • Cleft
  • Crown Bark
  • Omega Grafting Tool
  • Whip and Tongue
Air-layering and Knife sharpening techniques will also be demonstrated.

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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

Please join us in person for this meeting. Because there will be multiple demonstrations going on at the same time, we will not be broadcasting this meeting on Zoom.

For more information contact Jeff Warner - [email protected]

2019 Grafting Demonstrations

January 21: The Great Scion Wood Exchange (GSWX 2023)
The plans are underway for our Great Scion Wood Exchange as usual at the Orange County Fairgrounds in the Millennium Barn.

We have decided upon a later start time (10 a.m.) to allow all the folks who are coming in from other counties a chance to get here!

The tables will be set up as usual for the scion wood inside the barn, however there will be no bare root tree or berry sale outside on the patio. Members dropping off scion wood and/or breakfast items may do so between the hours of 8:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

Sally will be hosting the breakfast buffet again!

Note the new time: Saturday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Millennium Barn in the Centennial Farm
Orange County Fairgrounds
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Parking and admission for the Centennial Farm is Free.
Click here for a map of the OC Fairgrounds.

For more information contact Dick Malueg - [email protected]

GSWX 2022

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Recent Past Events

December 10: Holiday Party
We couldn’t let another year pass by without our wonderful yearly celebration and fun, so this year we are moving to the Great Park Farm and Food Lab so that we will be outdoors in the afternoon. The holiday potluck is on! Come one, come all! Family and friends of the Orange County Chapter of the CRFG are, as always, invited to join the festivities.

A big part of the celebration is the feast! We invite everyone to bring a delicious dish, enough for about 8 people, to share. We divide our group into 3 main categories according to the first letter of your last name. The divisions this year are as follows:
  • A - J:   appetizers, soup, salad, bread 
  • K - R:  main dishes, side dishes 
  • S - Z:   desserts 
The divisions are guidelines only, if you would prefer to bring a dish in a different category, please feel free to do so.

Chapter chair, Khaled Hassan, will give a presentation on how to collect scion wood in preparation for our Great Scion Wood Exchange in January.

This is the Saturday preceding our normal meeting date. Starting at 12:30 p.m. to about 2:30 p.m.

Orange County Great Park Farm + Food Lab
8000 Great Park Blvd, Irvine, CA 92618

If you have questions, please sent them to [email protected]

Cal Poly Pomona (Tour and Student Scholarship Presentation)
Saturday November 12, 9:30 am
Join us at Cal Poly Pomona for our annual student scholarship presentation. We will tour the greenhouses near the CPP Farm Store, visit the trial coffee grove and see an area of newly planted dragon fruit. We may also have the opportunity to tour the historic orange groves as well as the avocado block. 

The Farm Store and attached nursery will be open to purchase freshly picked crops, seasonal vegetable starts and Dave Wilson fruit trees.

4102 S. University Drive, Pomona

Ricardo's Nursery 
Sunday October 23, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Ricardo is one of our chapter members whose family specializes in growing and selling many hard to find central American/Mexican plants as well as a vast collection of pitahaya and mangos. Wait until you see a mature, vigorous growing Passiflora Ruby Glow! His award winning nursery also services the community offering an extensive variety of landscape plants! 

OC chapter members are invited to join us for a tour and education of many fruiting plants and trees that may be unknown to you. Learn about their origin and growing conditions and some may be available for sampling. Ricardo is also offering a discount on any purchase. 

6850 Atlantic Avenue, Long Beach


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