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Fruit Trees and Drought - How to encourage resilient drought resistant trees

Join the California Rare Fruit Growers (CRFG) and Larry Saltzman to learn how best to choose, plant and nurture fruit trees to give them their best chance of surviving prolonged droughts.  We will talk about root stocks, basin planting, mulch and living mulches, watering strategies and more.  We also discuss making hard choices and letting go of weak, or water-hog trees, to keep the bulk of your home orchard alive. Let's all do what we can to keep our valuable repository of fruit trees alive until the rains return.


FEE: Free for CRFG members. For non-members, a $3-5 donation is suggested. ($10 membership will give you 1 year free local CRFG events, so why not join?)


PLEASE BRING:  Folding garden chair or stool, sunhat, water, sunscreen, umbrella or whatever you need to be comfortable. We also appreciate your bringing things to share: scion wood, fruit, plants, baked goods etc.

CONTACT: For more information contact our CRFG chapter media liaison Lauren Hanson liaison Lauren Hanson at [masked] or (818)[masked] or cell (562)[masked]; or chapter president Larry Saltzman at [masked] or (805)[masked]

MEMBERSHIP: To join CRFG you can either pay $10 at the February meeting, or mail your $10 check (payable to CRFG SB/Ventura) to Roland Messori,  355 Sierra Vista Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108. Once you are a member, RFG  meetings are FREE!

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  • Mark

    I was unable to attend. Was there a handout or source for this information online perhaps? Thanks.

    February 17, 2014

    • Gerri F.

      I'll check about handout. I did not attend

      February 18, 2014

    • Donna C.

      no handouts unfortunately. Maybe check on their website if they posted anything. They also encouraged everyone to join the facebook page and post comments and share what is working for them.

      February 18, 2014

  • Donna C.

    excellent and very informative. I learned a lot today.

    February 15, 2014

  • Donna C.

    Well worth attending, extremely informative. I sure hope we get more rain this year. Thanks Larry and Marshall.

    February 15, 2014

  • Vijaya J.

    Excellent advice from Larry with input from Marshall and others.

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Donna C.

    anyone coming from Ventura want to carpool?

    February 11, 2014

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