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Last Updated 8/1/14
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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

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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 Judith Dickson at judithd@healthyplants.org. Click here to view and download an 8 1/2 by 11 inch printable copy of the poster.

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SPREADING THE WORD

Mary Junquiero, programs manager for the California Fertilizer Foundation, talks to students at Will Rogers Elementary School in Citrus Heights, Calif., during a grant award at the campus. CFF contributes thousands of dollars annually to promote campus gardens at schools throughout California, and have announced the winners of first grant presentations for the new 2014 cycle. See below.

CFF's 15th Annual Golf Tournament a Big Hit!

This year's golfing event was a big success. Some 148 golfers hit the links for friendly camaraderie, networking and goodwill while enjoying a beautiful day of golf and good food. The tournament was held June 10 at the Stockton Golf and Country Club and more than $25,000 was raised to fund school garden grants and other CFF activities going forward. We sincerely thank our sponsors, the many volunteers, and especially the CFF Golf Committee for organizing such a great day on the links. If you would like to view some highlights of the event, click here. (Please allow a minute for it to download.) Enjoy.

New Edition of the 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.


CFF's 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. Applications are due Jan. 15 and June 15.

Click here for information and an application for our School Garden Grants.

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.

NEXT GRANT DEADLINE
January 15, 2015

The judges have decided on the schools to receive CFF grants for the second half of 2014.
To view the names of the latest CFF garden
grant recipients, please click here.

Contact us

Bullet3 Mary Junqueiro, Maryj@healthyplants.org
BULLET2 4460 Duckhorn Drive, Suite A,
Sacramento, CA 95834
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Phone: (916) 574-9744
Bullet3 Fax: (916) 574-9484