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Last Updated 10/1/15
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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 Jennifer Powell-Carson at jenniferp@healthyplants.org. Click here to view and download an 8 1/2 by 11 inch printable copy of the poster

CFF money funds new campus gardens

CFF's Program Director Callie Borror, right, is pictured with science teacher RaNae Summers during a grant presentation in August, 2015, at Crystal Middle School in Suisun City, Calif.

CFF's 16th Annual Golf
Tournament a Big Hit!

The California Fertilizer Foundation held its 16th Annual Golf Tournament on Tuesday, June 9, at the Brookside Country Club in Stockton, Calif. A full course of 152 golfers enjoyed lunch, 18 holes of golf and a delicious banquet. Each year this event brings in more than $30,000 to suppport Ag literacy throughout California. CFF presents 24 $1,200 grants to California campuses each year and hosts industry dinners on five state college campuses to promote careers in agriculture for a new generation of students.

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. Applications are due Jan. 15 and June 15.

bullet For information and an application for our School Garden Grants click here.

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.

January 15, 2016

The judges have decided on the schools to receive CFF grants for the second half of 2015.
To view the names of the latest CFF garden
grant recipients, please click here.

Contact us

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