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Last Updated 8/10/2016
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Our Mission
Formed in 1999, the California Fertilizer Foundation's mission is to enhance awareness and understanding of plant nutrients and agriculture in California.

Poster on how to read a fertilizer label is free

Handy tips on applying nutrients to home and school gardens

When planting in the same location from one season to the next, or growing trees over a period of years, it is important to replace the nutrients plants utilize from the soil. But when you go to the store, what fertilizer do you pick? How do you read the label? This poster provides a general overview of how to read a fertilizer label as well as some handy tips on applying fertilizers at home and at school. One poster free of charge.
For your free copy, place your order with Sharon Halligan at sharonh@healthyplants.org. Click here to view and download an 8 1/2 by 11 inch printable copy of the poster.

Save the Date for the CFF Fall Fundraiser Dinner!

Registration is officially open for the 2022 CFF Fall Dinner on Friday, October 28th at Pageo Lavender Farm in Turlock, CA! Join us for an evening filled with farm-to-fork dishes by Chef Christa Schanen that are inspired by the region and paired with local wines from Klinker Brick Winery. Registration forms for the CFF Fall Dinner can be found here. Completed forms can be mailed to WPH Director of Programs Alyssa Huskinson or they can be submitted by email to alyssah@healthyplants.org. Donít wait to get your tickets and help support CFF programs! We look forward to seeing you there! For more information, please contact Alyssa at alyssah@healthyplants.org or 916-276-0895.

CFF's 22nd Annual Golf
A Huge Success!

The California Fertilizer Foundation (CFF) Golf Tournament returned to Stockton Golf & Country Club. Participants enjoyed a beautiful day out on the course with firends and colleagues. The tournament kicked off in the morning to help players beat the heat of the day. The tournament also featured a delicious luncheon and prize raffle where attendees had the option to place tickets on items they hoped to win! CFF thanks all those who came out in support of CFF and our programs. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

New Edition of Horticulture Western Fertilizer Handbook For Sale

Years in the making, CFF is pleased to announce that the new Western Fertilizer Handbook, Third Horticulture Edition, is now available for purchase. This book presents fertilization, nutrient management, and related topics based on the fundamentals of biological and physical sciences. It is a must-read for professionals in the nursery, golf turf and landscape fields.

The information in this book is set in a horticulture context so that it can be more easily understood by the student and the amateur horticulturist and more rapidly applied by the industry professional. The publication is widely used in high schools and universities throughout the U.S. and Canada. You can ORDER IT here.

School Garden Program

Teachers interested in starting or expanding a garden, in a public or private school, are invited to apply for one of 24 CFF School Garden Grants of $1,200 plus educational materials. Preschools must be located on the grounds of a K-12 school to be considered. CFF is now accepting Garden Grant applications! Please feel free to email Kayla Gangl at kaylag@healthyplants.org to be put on our Garden Grant Mailing List to receive alerts on application deadlines. In the meantime, you check out why our Garden Grant Program is so important by watching this video!

bullet If you are a first time grant applicant, please click here for more information and to access the application. If you have received a previous grant from CFF, it has been 3+ years since you recieved the grant, and want to apply again, please click here to access the application.

bullet CFF treats high school students to a mentoring tour to learn about fertilizers. See story and pictures here.

bullet Receive CFF's free educational fertilizer bags! For a description,click here.
To view a sample bag, click here.

October 21, 2022

CFF is now accepting Garden Grant applications! If you wish to be added to our email alert list to be notified when our next deadline is, please email Kayla Gangl at kaylag@healthyplants.org.

Contact us

Bullet3 Kayla Gangl, kaylag@healthyplants.org
BULLET2 4460 Duckhorn Drive, Suite A,
Sacramento, CA 95834
Phone: (916) 574-9744
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