All talks and tours are included in the event registration. So that we can determine the necessary room size, please sign up for the ones you’re planning to attend when you register. Please choose only one event per time slot.
Register for the conference itself (admission and lunch) first in order to reserve your place for speakers and tours.

SessionsDescriptionMaximum one per time slot
Session 1: 10:00-10:50

  • Giselle Schoniger – The Power Of Organics In Your Garden
  • Marta Matvienko – Fruit Variety Registration Program And The Methods Of Cultivar Identification
  • Kevin Hauser – Growing Apples In The Tropics
  • Rick Yessayian – Now That I Am A CRFG Member, What Do I Do Next? Or, Making My Dream Garden
  • Marita Cantwell – Postharvest Handling Considerations For Annonas

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Session 2: 11:00-11:50

  • Ben Faber – Cherimoya Varieties Of Spain And How They Are Pruned
  • Charles Portney – 38 Years Of Amateur Blueberry Growing In Southern California
  • Tracy Kahn – Adventures with Citrus Germplasm; Opportunities and Challenges as the Curator of an Ex Situ Germplasm Collection
  • Melody Wallace – If We Go, We Are Taking You With Us! The pollination services of the Western Honey Bee, Apis mellifera
  • Jon Verdick – Figs: From Twigs to Figs

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Session 3: 2:00-2:50

  • Norman Ellstand – Sex On The Kitchen Table: The Importance Of Plants' Romance Behind Those (Rare) Fruits And Vegetables
  • Mark Hoddle – Palmageddon: The Wasting Of California's Palms By The South American Palm Weevil
  • Denny Luby & Julie Frink – Avocados Varieties From A To Z
  • Annemiek Schilder – Fruit Tree Pathology
  • Ty Teissere – Greywater 101 For The Home Orchard

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Session 4: 3:00-3:50

  • Anna Howell – The Buzz About Bees: Native Bees And How To Attract Them
  • John Chater – Pomegranate: A Breeder's Perspective
  • Pieter Severynen – Good For Us, Good For The Earth
  • Elvira de Lange – Beating The Bugs: Sustainable Pest Management In Strawberry
  • Leigh Adams – Consider A Hugel

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Session 5: 4:00-4:50

  • Steven Murray – Experiences With Rare And Exotic Fruits From Across The World
  • Robin Rivet – Pot Blunders: Avoiding And Correcting Defective Tree Growth
  • Dianne Velasco – The Future Of Fruit: Gaining Insight From DNA Technology And Analysis
  • Don Winterstein – Interesting Fruits Of My Garden
  • Ramiro Lobo – Pitahaya Or Dragon Fruit: Growing Systems For Successful Backyard Production

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