Chronological Schedule

Friday 9am-noon

Registration check in, packet pick up, and open house-style tours at the UCCE Master Gardener Demonstration Garden: “Garden of the Seven Sisters” 2156 Sierra Way, San Luis Obispo

Friday 10am 

A.) ROCKFRONT RANCH (Santa Maria, 25 mile inland HWY 166)

Alisha Taft and Barney Skelton, producing honey, jujubes, plantings of kei apple

SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

25 people

Friday 10am

B.) KANDARIN ORGANICS (Los Osos)

Larry Kandarin, grows organic ancient grains

COAST NORTH

40 people

Friday 10am

C.) CLEARWATER COLOR NURSERY (Los Osos)

Elliot and Meghan Paulson, greenhouse and growing grounds

COAST NORTH

25 people

Friday 10am

D.) FOXDALE FARMS (Paso Robles)

Astrid Jensen, olive farm and mill

NORTH COUNTY

25 people

Friday 11am 

E.) JACK SWORDS HOME (Nipomo)

“Trying to successfully grow uncommon and rare fruiting plants on our 1-1/2 acre. We have around 50 macadamia trees represented by over 15 varieties…”

SOUTH COUNTY

40 people

Friday 11:30am

F.) REQUA FARM (Los Osos)

“The garden utilizes companion planting techniques to avoid the use of pesticides and a variety of composting techniques to avoid the use of chemical fertilizers…”

COAST NORTH

40 people

Friday noon 

G.) RUTIZ FARM  (Arroyo Grande)

Jerry Rutiz, sustainable, pesticide free, farm and stand

SOUTH COUNTY

20 people

Friday 12:30pm 

H.) ROBERT AND CAROL SCOTT HOME (Arroyo Grande)

“2.4 acres of edible landscape – 75 apple trees, grafted with 200 varieties…”

SOUTH COUNTY

40 people

Friday 12:30pm

I.) MT. OLIVE FARM (Paso Robles)

Sustainable organic farm

NORTH COUNTY

100 people

Friday 1pm

J.) SWIFT SUBTROPICALS (Los Osos)

John Swift, organic grower of exotic crops

COAST NORTH

30 people

Friday 1pm

K.) CITY FARM (San Luis Obispo)

Nicki Anderson, sustainable, regional food system on 19 acres

SOUTH COUNTY

10 people

Friday 4pm-7pm

Registration check in and packet pick up , Opening Reception & Plant Pick Up—Sands Inn & Resort, 1930 Monterey Street, San Luis Obispo

Saturday 8am-10am

Registration check in and packet pick up

California Polytechnic State University—San Luis Obispo MAC (Multi Activity Center), near the Rec Center

Saturday 9am-9:30am

Festival Welcome and Opening

Saturday 9:30am-10:30am

presentation by Rosalind Creasy, author of The Complete Book of Edible Landscaping

Saturday 10:30am-11:30am

panel discussion with Ms. Creasy and several CRFG members: The Year of Edible Landscaping

Saturday 10:30am-6pm

Vendor Fair

Saturday 11:30am-noon

Raffle

Saturday noon-1pm 

Lunch

Saturday 1pm-2pm

Session 1 Speakers

Saturday 2:15pm-3:15pm

Session 2 Speakers

Saturday 3:30pm-4:30pm

Session 3 Speakers

Saturday 4:30pm-5pm

Raffle

Saturday 5pm-6pm

Group Photos and Ending

Saturday 6pm-7pm

BBQ Dinner

Saturday 7pm-8pm

Post-dinner Speakers

Saturday 8pm-9pm

Raffle and Clean Up

Sunday 9am

L.) OAK CREEK COMMONS  (Paso Robles)

Co-housing neighborhood, garden area, orchard, bees, rain catchment

Also nearby: Centennial Park’s Lawn to Food Demo Garden

NORTH COUNTY

20 people

Sunday 10:30am 

M.) BLACK DIAMOND VERMICOMPOST (Paso Robles)

“Nature’s Soil Food Made by Worms”

NORTH COUNTY

30 people

Sunday 10am 

N.) JOE  SABOL HOME (San Luis Obispo)

“What to see: One acre of fruit trees…and flowers…”

SOUTH COUNTY

35 people

Sunday 10am 

O.) LES FERREIRA HOME (San Luis Obispo)

“Built the house in 1983 and planted some of the trees prior to the start of construction. Have about 50 fruit trees…”

SOUTH COUNTY

25 people

Sunday 10:30am

P.) JACK SWORDS HOME (Nipomo)

“Trying to successfully grow uncommon and rare fruiting plants on our 1-1/2 acre. We have around 50 macadamia trees represented by over 15 varieties…”

SOUTH COUNTY

40 people

Sunday 11am

Q.) MY BLUE HEAVEN — Don and Roxy James Blueberry Farm  (Arroyo Grande)

“Today these 2 varieties, Sharp Blue and Misty, are healthy, vibrant, and definitely flourishing, not to mention delicious! We are amazed we can sell them successfully at our ‘Honor Stand’…”

SOUTH COUNTY

40 people

Sunday 11am

R.) MARV AND PET DANIELS HOME (Pismo Beach)

“Marv & Pet moved to their home in 1992 and immediately removed the lawn and landscaped the garden with edible plants…”

COAST SOUTH

15 people

Sunday 11:30am

S.) LES FERREIRA HOME (San Luis Obispo)

“Built the house in 1983 and planted some of the trees prior to the start of construction. Have about 50 fruit trees…”

SOUTH COUNTY

25 people

Sunday noon

T.) MARV AND PET DANIELS HOME (Pismo Beach)

“Marv & Pet moved to their home in 1992 and immediately removed the lawn and landscaped the garden with edible plants…”

COAST SOUTH

15 people

Sunday noon

U.) ROBERT NIETO HOME (Pismo Beach)

Seaside edible landscape with fruit trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean (link for his landscape business photos)

COAST SOUTH

20 people

Sunday 12:30pm

V.) ROBERT AND CAROL SCOTT HOME (Arroyo Grande)

“2.4 acres of edible landscape – 75 apple trees, grafted with 200 varieties…”

SOUTH COUNTY

40 people

Sunday 1pm

W.) TIBER CANYON OLIVE RANCH  (Arroyo Grande)

Will Carlton and Chris Anderson, olive ranch

SOUTH COUNTY

20 people

Sunday 1pm

X.) ROBERT NIETO HOME (Pismo Beach)

Seaside edible landscape with fruit trees overlooking the Pacific Ocean (link for his landscape business photos)

COAST SOUTH

20 people

Sunday 2pm

Y. SLO GROWN PRODUCE (Arroyo Grande)

Phillip and Nancy Langston, greenhouse growing veggies and olive ranch

SOUTH COUNTY

35 people

Sunday 2pm

Z.) ERIC BROBERG (Arroyo Grande)

“I have a small organic rare fruit growing operation on the Nipomo Mesa…”

SOUTH COUNTY

20 people

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