Welcome to the
California Rare Fruit Growers, San Diego Chapter!
Resources Conservation through Soil Management
by Ben Kotnik, CRFG San Diego Chapter Chairman
Plants don't outperform the soil they are in, and managing San Diego's soils can be a challenge. Fortunately, through an integrated management strategy, we can conserve water, nutrients, and organic matter; as well as prevent soil erosion, decrease fire risk, reduce strain on our aging civil infrastructure, and grow amazing plants. Soil is the link between the earth, atmosphere, and water. Learn about rediscovered soil building techniques for small and large spaces that will help ensure productive plants for now and the future.
Ben Kotnik is the Chairman of San Diego Chapter of CRFG, Soils Instructor at Cuyamaca College, Ecologic Design Teacher at Foothills Adult School, Math Education Consultant with the MIND Research Institute, and owner of Suburban Food Farm and SD Movement Therapy. Ben's background in math, science, nature, project management, and the arts provide a unique perspective for developing integrated and holistic solutions to challenging problems. Ben is available for private consultations. Learn more at www.SuburbanFoodFarm.com
Wednesday, March 26th
Starts at 7:00 PM
Balboa Park, Casa del Prado, Room 101
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The San Diego Chapter of the California Rare Fruit Growers was created to educate people about rare fruits, to identify fruits that are adaptable to the local area, and to propagate and to exchange plant materials.
What do we do?
During the year, the San Diego Chapter has many activities related to growing rare, unusual and exotic fruits. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in growing fruits in the San Diego area and a desire to improve their gardening skills.
Our meetings cover a wide variety of subjects such as selecting rare or semitropical fruit trees, how to plant and take care of them, how enhance your garden with fruit trees, and what to do with your new source of food.
During our meetings, we have a raffle of rare and exotic plants, mostly scarce fruit trees, donated to the Chapter by our generous membership. We also have a fruit tasting table, where the members get to enjoy fresh fruit prepared in many ways.
In addition, members receive a monthly newsletter filled with information about activities of interest to San Diego gardeners, and recipes using exotic fruits.
For other cities please visit our parent organization's web page at http://www.crfg.org. We also welcome suggestions on how to provide timely and specific information to everyone interested in growing rare fruits in San Diego.
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Last Updated: February 17, 2014