Scion Exchange Back in Multi-Purpose Room!

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!



Photo by James Lee on Unsplash

4 Replies to “Scion Exchange Back in Multi-Purpose Room!”

  1. I am member of the so bay california rare fruit growers
    do you honor reciprocity between same group clubs?
    also would you like some of my cuttings?
    I could bring if you would be able to use.
    also have tons of pityaya, beautiful dinner plate size white /yellow double flowers.
    let me know before Friday.

    1. Glenda, our meetings are open to the public so you are always welcome; but where members gets priority, for example in choosing scion wood at Saturday’s exchange, that is strictly for WLA chapter members only. Many of us belong to more than one chapter for that reason. Scion wood donations of course are always appreciated; though since I am bringing a ton of named pitaya cuttings (American Beauty, Physical Graffiti, etc.) I am not sure that we need any purely ornamental ones.

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