This is an incomplete list of CRFG scion exchanges. I await more detailed information from some of our chapters but have compiled what I have in the meantime.
===The way things are with Asian Citrus Psyllid in the US assume that most chapters DO NOT want you to bring any citrus plant material. Contact the chapter if you want to know for sure: http://crfg.org/local.html
Jan 3 - Scion Cutting work day (CRFG members only) at Emma Prusch Park, 647 S King Rd San Jose, CA 95116 Please bring your clean pruning shears (hit the blades with some alcohol or bleach) and something for potluck lunch. 9am - 3pm
Jan 8 (Thursday) - Inland Empire Scion Exchange 7pm - 9pm
Jan 10th. Santa Clara Valley Chapter Exchange, Emma Prusch Park, Multicultural Center, 647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
10:00 a.m.: Members enter with current copy of the Fruit Gardener with membership expiration date.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: General Public. Contact: scvcrfg.wordpress.com/activities
, or email@example.com
Grafting demonstrations at 11:15 and 12:30.
Jan 11th, Monterey Bay Chapter Exchange, near Santa Cruz at Cabrillo College Horticulture Center, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos, CA 95003 Noon to 3 p.m. Free for CRFG members, $5 for public. Contact: Michael Kusiak, 831-332-4699, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan 11th, Golden Gate Chapter Exchange, Ed Roberts Campus, next to Ashby BART, 3075 Adeline Street, Berkeley CA 94703. Noon to 3 p.m. Hundreds of varieties of fruit trees, shrubs and vines, will be available for propagation, in addition to rootstocks for sale, grafting classes, custom grafting service, plant drawing, silent auction, and more. Friendly expert advice for all your fruity questions- beginners are welcome! more info:http://www.crfg.org/chapters/golden_gate/scionex.htm
or contact: John Valenzuela 415-246-8834, email@example.com
Jan 16th - North San Diego - 7pm Mira Costa College, Student Center, 1 Bernard Dr., Oceanside. Parking lot 3B, no permit req'd Friday eves. NO PATENTED OR CITRUS SCIONS ALLOWED.
Jan 17th 9am - 11am Orange County Chapter, Millennium Barn at the Orange County Fairgrounds. NO citrus scions or buds allowed! http://www.ocfruit.com/Events.html
Jan 18th, Sacramento Exchange, Cooperative Extension Offices, 4145 Branch Center Road, Sacramento, CA 95827-3823 10 am to 1 pm. Contact: Drew Bohan 916-607-7214, firstname.lastname@example.org
Members only set up 8-10
Members only 10-10:30
Closed at 1:00 clean up till 2:00
La Sierra Community Center
5325 Engle Rd. Carmichael 95608
Membership fee/entrance fee $5.00
Jan 24th, Redwood Empire Chapter Exchange, New Venue: Santa Rosa Veteran’s Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, just across the street from the county fairgrounds. Doors open at 9 a.m. (free) for CRFG members, non-members are allowed in at 10 ($5), and the festivities end at 1 p.m. Contact: Phil Pieri, 707-795-6574, phil_p_2001 at yahoo.com
Jan 25th - LA Chapter - Sepulveda Garden Center, 16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino starting at 10am.
Wednesday, January 28th San Diego City Chapter Annual Scion Exchange
Casa Del Prado, Room 101
Please label all wood with variety, not just "Peach"
I usually also like to include a chill hour estimate and ripening time on the bag: ex: "Bonita Peach, 300, early August"
Jan 31st - Sequoia Chapter, 10am to noon. Sequoia Chapter Exchange 10 a.m. to noon 31497 Success Valley Drive, Porterville, CA 93257, Scionwood, Cuttings, Grafted Trees: One yr old trees in pots (nominal fee) grown by members, Admission: $5 Entitles you to 2 rootstocks and choice of scions; Sequoia CRFG members free; additional rootstocks $1 each, Grafting Class/Demo @ 10:30 a.m. by Master Grafter, Walter Thoma, Questions? Contact John at (661) 638-0209
Jan 31st, Mendocino Permaculture’s 30th annual Winter Abundance Workshop (including classes, Scion and Seed Exchange- all free) Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Hwy 128, Booneville, CA. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: Mark Albert email@example.com(Not an official CRFG event, I think, but a lot of CRFG people attend.)
Feb 7, 9:30am Foothill Chapter, Los Angeles County Arboretum, The Palm Room, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia The easiest access is straight through the Gift Shop, then down the stairs to the right in the adjacent building. You do not need to buy admission to the Arboretum to get in. Let them know you are going to the CRFG meeting. http://www.foothillcrfg.org/calendar-of-events/
Feb 14 - CRFG West LA Chapter - details TBA
Feb 21, Central Coast Chapter Scion Exchange & Grafting Party. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Crops Unit. Location: the Crops Unit at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Corner of Highland and Mt. Bishop Road... on campus. Free and open to the public. Free parking. Grafting supplies and four different rootstock will be on sale. Rain will not cancel this event. Six expert grafters will be demonstrating their favorite graft. One of them will graft avocado. No citrus scionwood allowed. Clinic with 7 expert grafters teaching all afternoon. Avocado grafting included! Selected dormant rootstock and grafting supplies for sale. Free parking and admission! Contact: Joe Sabol, 805-544-1056, firstname.lastname@example.org
Feb 28 - Texas Rare Fruit Growers of the Rio Grande Valley - 2pm @ The Valley Nature Center, 301 South Border Ave., Weslaco, TX 78599 https://www.facebook.com/events/582999125163537/
Please bring scions, cuttings, and food for potluck refreshments.
March 7 - Houston Chapter - Caldwell’s Nursery in Richmond, Texas (same place we had the exchange last year). Important Note:
Do not bring any Seedlings or Plants to this exchange. We are planning a SEEDLING & PLANT Exchange for the 1st Saturday in April. This will be an opportunity to graft your scions from the scion exchange on to seedlings and other plants. http://crfg.org/local/chapters/tx_houst.html
March 8 - Austin area TBA