All of you worried about finding our new location in the Culver City Veterans Memorial Complex can now relax. We have been returned to our beloved MultiPurpose Room for all of 2023. Barring rain, the scion tables will be set up outside, as they were last year. Those bringing scions should try to get them down on the tables sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 when the exchange proper will start. And for those of you who are new to our Culver City home, a map is here.
Inside, there will be two grafting demo tables manned by our esteemed experts: previous-Chair Bruce Blavin who has taught grafting to school children and can teach it to you. And member AJ, famous all over Youtube as The Graft Man. How can you miss with these guys? For the protection of our experts and fellow graft-learners, anyone inside must be masked.
As is traditional, members donating scion wood get the first crack at the tables, then members and then anyone else who is interested. Because we are still practicing social distancing (and because our Enforcer — the Machete — has already had COVID twice), this will be on the honor system since we don’t want to get all up-close-and-personal checking membership status. (And if you want member priority, please sign up online before Saturday. ) We would request that you limit yourself to one piece of scion wood until everyone has had a chance to get some. After that, free for all!