Thursday, September 6, 2007

Los Angeles Chapter Sep & Oct meetings

September 2007 Volume X Issue 5
September Meeting
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2007
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Place: Sepulveda Garden Center
16633 Magnolia Blvd., Encino, CA 91316
Program: Alfredo Chiri will speak to us about tropical and subtropical fruit. He will emphasize the importance of choosing the right one for YOUR area and tips on sustaining its growth. You surely recognize Alfredo窶冱 name, since many articles written by him have appeared in our newsletters over the last couple of years. Alfredo has also volunteered much of his time to the care and upkeep of the CRFG garden in the Fullerton Arboretum. Currently he is busy working on a book about tropical and subtropical fruit. Alfredo is bringing some lucuma plants for the raffle. Look forward to an informative and interesting presentation.
***There will be a short meeting of our Chapter Officers after the meeting***
October Meeting
Date: Saturday, October 27, 2007
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Place: Limoneira, Ranch Tour, 1141 Cummings Road, Santa Paula, CA 93060, 805-525-5541
Cost: $2.50 per person
The customary price for this tour is $15 each. However, our Chapter Board has decided to offer this special price of $2.50/person to our members with the remainder coming from our treasury. Isn窶冲 it wonderful to be a part of CRFG窶冱 LA Chapter? Please pre-register at our September meeting or email Lynn at The Citrus Ranch Tour is approximately a 1 hour event. This event is provided by either courtesy van or trolley. The Limoneira Company, which is one of the largest working lemon ranches, was founded in 1893. We will learn about growing cycles, global farming challenges, citrus trends and the colorful row crops. It窶冱 an informative tour which takes you to the mule barns, historic buildings, and housing camps to let you in on how the company was founded and where they are today. Take advantage of this offer and attend this historic tour!
DIRECTIONS: from the San Fernando Valley take the 101N to CAMARILLO Take Central Avenue exit in Camarillo. Turn right onto Central. At end, turn right onto Vineyard. Continue to stop light. Turn left onto Hwy. 118/Wells Road. Continue over bridge, turn right onto 126 East. Take Briggs Rd. Exit, turning left onto Briggs. At first stop sign, turn left onto Telegraph Rd. Take first right onto Cummings Rd. After 1 mile, turn left at the Limoneira Company sign. Continue on ranch road until you see flags and the brown main ranch building on your right side. Use Visitor窶冱 parking. Enter center building.

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