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.
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. 😉
6 thoughts on “The California Rare Fruit Grower’s Scion Exchange”
Fun! We're going to the Monterey Bay Chapter scion exchange in Live Oak on Sunday, January 16! Can't wait to see what they have!
I'll bring some pink pearl apple scions for you. You should definitely try them!!!!
Oooooo! Yes! That's one of the ones I want to grow. The man has said no more trees (and honestly, he's right – we're out of room), so scions are my only option right now. LOL
Can't wait to meet you!
How exciting! I've been meaning to attend this for years. We're just starting to "branch out" (yech, pun) into fruit… planted our first mini-orchard this year. Still don't entirely know what we're doing 🙂
Do you know Terry Harrison (Foxwhelp Farm, used to own Trees of Antiquity)? I was able to attend his cider pressing last year, and take pictures and write an article about it… the variety of heritage apple trees he has is stunning.
I'm a bit jealous. I wish we has scion events near us. We're not exactly out in the boonies, but neither are we in a hip metropolitan area that could host such events. Maybe I could talk someone at Rodale into doing something like this. Seems like they oughta be game.
Thanks for keeping Our Culture alive! [I missed the exchange by a mile]
I live in the city now. It was hard for me to immagine that my Imigrant neighbors actualy thought I was doing VooDoo. Obviously I was trying to harvest angry spirits, by cutting on all those trees…Obviously.
Funny? Sad? I'm not sure.
Shh… [I wrapped some of my grafts "Texas style" with aluminum]
Now they are Corn Dog Trees! The guys from the CHP academy buzz 'em once in a while ??? lol
The witches [yup] thought cutting the trees would give me power.. so they sprayed with roundup. [everything is so blue today? hmm]
Luckily they never saw the top grafts – lame'os.
Keep up the good work guys!
Bless You All!!
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