Our January Meeting topic will focus on Fruit Tree History in San Diego County.
Many folks are not aware of the long history of Agriculture and tree crops in our area. The Expo in Balboa Park featured the Little Landers movement. This focus influenced interest that changed our early communities and advanced our standing in the State. Just one species like the Bonnie Brae Lemon led to a railroad coming to San Diego and also a promising citrus industry. The history we share will be fascinating to anyone who likes to learn about the impact of food trees on people and society. You may learn about the strange place names you see along the freeway or why certain areas have fruit names.
Who were those 19th century visionaries that launched careers and industry? How and when it all began is worth knowing and may help us understand why so many different and common species are still found in our county. Not all of those solo trees are survivors of residential development but some certainly could be. The San Diego County Farm Bureau also emerged and provided guidance to more people with land development for agricultural goals. Just think about the millions of dollars worth of Avocados that are growing here and the demand for the green mashed goodness that gets spiced and served at countless Superbowl parties.
Please join us in January and listen to Kurt Peacock and Danny Simpson as they share some interesting local history. You may be inspired to attend or send some of your staff to the Fruit Tree Workshop on January 15th. The Workshop will once again be led by Kurt Peacock and Dave Ephron.
5:30 Executive Meeting
6:30 General Meeting/Dinner/Presentation, CEUs
Filippi's Pizza Grotto, Scripps Ranch, 9969 Mira Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92131