Event Calendar
Saturday, January 27th, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Place: Sepulveda Gardens
16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Program: Annual Grafting Demonstration & Scion Exchange
There will be grafting demonstrations by some of our most successful grafters at our January meeting, followed by our annual
scion exchange.
Please bring plant materials to share (seeds, cuttings, scions, etc.)


Scion wood preparation info:

Wood should come from clean, disease-free plants. Cut as near to our meeting date as possible.
Select straight wood from last year’s growth.
Scions should be 1/4” – 3/8” diameter (pencil size) and contain several buds (2 -3 minimum).
Bundle by variety in a moist paper towel(s) and place in a ziplock-type bag, leaving a slight opening in the ziplock bag
for the  wood to breathe. Make sure that the towel(s) stay damp as long as the wood is stored.
Label each bag with fruit type and variety, as well as any additional information you feel is pertinent
(i.e. minimum chilling hours; needs pollinator; vigor; zip code, where successfully grown, etc).
Put your name on the bag, in case people have questions.
Keep scion bag in vegetable bin of your refrigerator until the morning of the exchange.
Be careful not to let the scion wood freeze!
At the exchange, please wait to make your selections until directed by the chairman.
Please limit your selections to two of any variety, until all the groups have had their opportunity.
Then feel free to go back for more!
Save the Dates – Tentative Calendar 2018
This is the information available so far. Things may change based on availability, circumstances, acts of nature, etc.

March 10th - Field Trip: Sylmar High School/Tom Spellman
April 28th - Sepulveda Gardens- Rachel Surls: "Cows to Concrete"
May 26th - Field Trip
June 23rd - Sepulveda Gardens - Garett Long: “Soil Health and Regenerative Practices”
July – Date to Be Announced. (To avoid conflict with the 2018 Festival Of Fruit held in Northern California at the end of July)
August 25th - Sepulveda Gardens
September 22nd - Field Trip
October 27th - Sepulveda Gardens
November 17th - Field Trip
December 15th - Sepulveda Gardens - Holiday Party
All Members: if your last name begins with A-M please bring something for our refreshment table.
Saturday, February 24th, 2018 10:00 A.M.
Field Trip: Deborah Oisboid’s Drought Garden
Place:        (Private Address)

 When the DWP began their turf removal program, Deborah knew it was time to  tear out the front lawn.
After gathering a plethora of plants, stones, wood chips, decomposed granite and flagstones - and having only a vague idea in
mind - she
transformed a typical suburban front yard into a rollicking collection of colors, shapes, and textures. She is proud to
show how drought tolerant means more
than a couple of cacti and a patch of stones.
Potluck lunch, please. OK to bring guests.