About Us

Join Us!

The CRFG application contains membership information.
We encourage everyone with an interest in fruit trees to join our local chapter, as well as joining the State CRFG organization.

The CRFG Central Coast Chapter

We learn from a wide variety of speakers and programs. We visit members' homes, gardens, and orchards. We tour commercial operations. We enjoy eating lots of fresh fruits and nuts!!

Our definition of "Rare Fruit" is rather open. Some of our members have only one or two fruit trees and are trying to get more fruit from these trees! Others own orchards and may run businesses based on those orchards. We have popular plant exchanges at several of our meetings and this is a great way to get started or add to your collection of fruit trees.

Guests and visitors are always welcome at our meetings. Our typical attendance at monthly meetings is between 50 and 60 people. We meet on the second Saturday of every month, including the summer months. The meetings usually start at 1:30 p.m. and rotate to a different location nearly every month. Please check out our meeting manners prior to attending.

 
 

Chapter Officers & Board Members

We elect or Chapter Officers & Board Members at our December meeting and often elect "Co-Chairs" to share the leadership responsibilities for our chapter. We have our own Board of Directors where long range planning and much of the business of our Chapter is conducted.

Chapter Officers

Co-Chairs:   Seth McMillan and Alisha Taff    E-mail: central_coast@crfg.org
Secretary:    Linda Robertson
Treasurer:    Dick Pottratz

Board Members

Program Committee: Sharon Lovelady, Chair;  Larry Hollis, Elaine Rathbun, Art DeKleine, Roger Eberhardt, Jim Ritterbush

State CRFG Liaison:  Joe Sabol

Apple Grafting Coordinators:  Marvin Daniels

Demonstration Orchard Co-Managers:  Manny Magaña, Dara Manker, Jesse Englert

Hospitality Committee:  Evelyn Ruehr, Chair; Eliane Rathbun, Karen Kolba

Master Gardeners Liaison:  Linda Robertson

Membership, Info. Coordinators:  Choung Crowe, Gloria DeKleine, Maureen and Pat Moudakis

Newsletter Editor:  Jenny Weaver

Newsletter Technical Consultant: Tom Sheldon

Nominating Committee:  Larry Hollis, Chair;  Lark Carter, Art DeKleine

Publicity:  Joe Sabol

Raffle Coordinators:  Nell Wade

Scholarship Program:  Nell Wade, Chair;  Joe Sabol, Karen Kolba, Tucker Schmidt, Marv Daniels

Scion Exchange Co-Chairs:  Carol and Robert Scott

Scion Exchange Store-Supplies Chair:  Roxy James

Scion Exchange Rootstock:  Nell Wade

Webmaster:  Dara Manker

Board of Directors:  The above listed officers and Committee Chairs plus:
Lark Carter, John Crowe, Les Ferreira, Nancy Lehman, David Maislen, Jim Ritterbush, Gabrielle Robbins, Bob Tullock