The California Rare Fruit Grower’s Scion Exchange


Hoping to find scions for Arkansas Black Apples
What’s a scion you ask? A scion (not the car company) is a plant shoot, bud or small branch that you graft onto rootstock of another plant. The California Rare Fruit Growers have an event every year during bareroot season where people can go and exchange scions of plants they have for scions they don’t have.

When is this?
The Golden Gate Chapter will be having a scion exchange on Saturday, January 22, 2011 from noon unitl 3:00pm.

Where is it?
It will be at the First Baptist Church in El Sobrante. The address is 4555 Hilltop Drive, El Sobrante, Ca.

How much?
A $4 donation to enter

Who will be there?
We will! We’ve been invited to have an information table there. Other groups that have been invited include Hayes Valley Farm, City Slicker Farms, Urban Tilth, the Richmond Seed Lending Library, the Martinez Permaculture Center, Slow Food Berkeley and a whole host of other organizations. There will also be growers of rare and interesting fruits that we can grow in the Bay Area offering scions of what they grow and a class and demo on grafting.

You can find out more about this event on the Golden Gate Chapter’s site along with information on what you can grow here and how to graft. We hope to see you there!

P.S. I’m already making a list of what I want to add to our garden. 😉

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