Sept. 9-11, 2014: Heirloom Expo

Heirloom Expo was well attended (20,000?), and our booth was staffed most of the time.

It was a big hit with attendees, and with hosts, as CRFG-Redwood won Best of Class and Reserve Champion awards! None of us knew the rules or reasons! CRFG-R won best of class for fruit, and 2nd place overall.

The most common question heard from attendees was “I have this fruit (apple,pear, etc) tree in my yard, do you know what it is?”

Golden Gate chapter president John Valenzuela gave a popular talk on “Discover Rare Fruit”.

Attendees took over 400 membership info handouts. The Chapter earned a few hundred dollars on the side selling old Fruit Gardener Magazines for $1 each.

Much fun was had by all!


July 12, 2014: Summer Plant Sale

CRFG-Redwood hosted their annual summer plant sale at the farmer’s market at the Wells Fargo Center in Santa Rosa. Special thanks to the 15 or so helpers who turned out, all worked grafting and potting at the winter grafting party, and to Keith Borglum for growing out the trees.


June 22, 2014: Garden Tour and Berry Tasting

Members enjoyed a tour of John Foley’s orchard and gardens in Sebastopol while snacking on the many berries in season: Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries and Blackberries. Approximately 35 members turned out for the tour and pot-luck lunch that followed.

MAY 17, 2014: Citrus Grafting Clinic & Budwood Pickup

Our Citrus grafting clinic and Budwood pickup was held on Sat, May 17 at Dick Kirk’s place. Ray Sheehey brought 5 varieties of citrus rootstock for the clinic, and Dick Kirk provided numerous types of citrus budwood he had ordered from CCCPP.
Grafting demos were held and informal discussions ensued.  Members enjoyed a beautiful day and a great tour of Dick’s impressive gardens.

Past Events Archive


Scion Exchange 2014

Pluot and Plum tasting at David’s 2013

Members’ 2013 presentation at the SonoMarin Fair on Growing Backyard Fruit Jungles

Bark grafting workshop 2013

Home canning workshop

Summer Plant Sale 2013

Scion Exchange Photos 2013

CRFG again won First Place for the fruit exhibits in 2012.

The club exhibit at the National Heirloom Exposition in Santa Rosa 2011 won First Place for fruit and Grand Champion! Photos here
It appeared on the Martha Stewart TV show too, click here

Video at the 2010 Summer Redwood Chapter CRFG Plant Sale

Article including CFRG Redwood Chapters in Press Democrat, Feb 6, 2010

In 2009, the Redwood Chapter hosted the “international” Festival of Fruit with the theme Year Of The Olive.

Apple Tasting Event Results 2009

Sonoma County Museum Hybrid Fields Art Exhibit & Tasting

December 2008 Meeting and Tour at Phil’s  

Pommagranate and Persimmon Tasting at Wolfskill 2008

Apple Tasting in Napa October 2008

Scion Exchange Photos 2007

Scion Exchange Photos 2006

Cider Pressing photos    

CRFG Redwood Chapter Haiku Garden/Weather Poetry Slam