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May Chapter Meeting: City Farm SLO

Saturday May 14, 2022

Time: 1:00  Tour

Yes, the meeting starts promptly at 1pm!
Meet at the pergola (large structure in main garden area)
Meeting, snacks, and socializing are AFTER the tour.

Location: 1221 Calle Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, CA
(See directions below).

Refreshments: Evelyn will bring coffee and the “fixins”. Bring something for yourself or to share. Please bring your own water, preferably in your own container. The large pergola will be reserved for our use. Picnic tables and benches are available.

City Farm SLO's mission is "is to empower the next generation to live healthier, more prosperous lives through sustainable agriculture and farm based education."


City Farm SLO:

  • Enables farmers by subleasing parcels of prime agricultural land to small, independent, organic farmers. The property is owned by the City of San Luis Obispo, and managed by City Farm SLO under the terms of a 20-year lease.

  • Educates youth by offering young students the opportunity to visit the Farm to explore nutrition, biology, and ecology concepts in a tangible way. Older students enrolled in comprehensive on-farm programming develop life-skills and a deep connection to food and land. 

  • Engages community rooted in agrarian work and recreation by bringing together people of all backgrounds .

For more information see the City Farm SLO website.


Follow Calle Joaquin north to where the paved road ends in a cul-de-sac.  Continue straight on the dirt road.  Follow it around the 90-degree bend to the City Farm SLO.  Park in area 1, 2, or 3 as shown in 2nd image below.



Prior to the outbreak of coronavirus, our meetings were usually held the afternoon of the 2nd Saturday of the month, except in February when it was held on the 4th Saturday.  In general we gathered at 1pm for socializing and refreshments, then the meeting begins at 1:30.

Most of our meetings were open to the public. We encourage the public to join and learn with us!

Please check out our meeting manners prior to attending.

No pets at any meeting, please!

Urban Gardening

Our Best CRFG Manners While Visiting Homes, Nurseries, Growers, etc.

1. We never bring pets to meetings/tours and we never even ask if we may!

2. We do our best to use public facilities or our own restroom before the meeting.

3. We do our best not to ask to go inside the hosts’ home.

4. We never pick fruit, flowers, foliage, weeds, seed pods and we never even ask.

5. We do our best to car pool and park with great respect to our host and the neighborhood.

6. We never talk when our host is talking. We do our best to stay up close when given a tour.

7. We never “take over” the tour and tell everyone how we do it at our home!!

8. We have thoughtful questions but try not to ask questions that embarrass our host.

9. We do our best to help our host feel good, feel appreciated. We clean up our mess.

10. We stay on the path, with our host …and never go walking around on our own unless given permission by the host.

11. At the end of the tour, we make a special effort to thank the host. We “gather up” and have some sort of “closure” to the tour.

12. We even write thank you notes when we get home, especially if we asked a lot of questions, were impressed, were surprised, were treated well. We write thank you notes even when we are not the leader!