Scholarships and Grants

Education is one of CRFG’s cornerstones.  Originally interpreted as educating the general public, it has over the years centered on the education of young people interested in growing rare and unusual fruits.  Orange County and Central Coast chapters led the way by  associating themselves with the two Cal Poly campuses and offering scholarships;  but other chapters soon followed suit in their own way.   LA Chapter has aligned itself with the one high school in the San Fernando Valley that teaches agriculture, and the grafting programs of both Central Coast and LA Chapters reach out to HS students to encourage interest in growing rare fruits.  The Redwood Empire chapter is especially active in this regard and proudly supports groups such as Slow Food, CropMobster, Sonoma State University, The Heirloom Expo, Farm to Pantry Gleaners, Gravenstein Apple Fair and The Original Farmers’ Market.  In addition, each year they vote to support a number of initiatives including scholarships to individuals and grants to local schools.  Both San Diego and North San Diego chapters currently work with local community colleges.
CRFG, Inc., itself, entered that arena with the Scholarship Committee, an offshoot of the Development Fund, which has awarded from one to four scholarships each year for many years.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. Joe Sabol says:

    Love this new website!! And, what a great spread for the Festival of Fruit!! Thank you, thank you!!

  2. Fred slightam says:

    Have older fruit trees in portola valley. New info on how to propagate thnxs fred

    1. Ronni Kern says:

      Fred, there’s a page about propagation on the site: There is also a chapter down in Santa Cruz area you should check out.

  3. Robert Payne says:

    Please forward my g mail to the San Fernando Valley group.

    I want to attend the 23 September meeting.

    1. Ronni Kern says:

      Robert, there is no need for me to forward your email address. You can just attend the meeting which is open to the public (as opposed to field trips which are Members Only). The LA Chapter (I assume that’s what you mean by San Fernando) will be gathering at Sepulveda Gardens, 16633 Magnolia Blvd, Encino, CA 91316 @ 10 am on Sept 23rd. Paul Talley will be speaking on Figs. There will be table at the entrance where you personally can provide your email address and join. The LA Chapter also has its own website

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