Formed in 1999, the California Fertilizer Foundation's mission is to
enhance awareness and understanding of plant nutrients and agriculture in
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 Judith Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view and download an 8 1/2 by 11 inch printable copy of the poster.
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 Golf Tournament in June
Mark your calendars for June 10 to attend CFF's annual Golf Tournament at the Stockton Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the event's fundraising activities go toward presenting 24 $1,200 garden grants each year to California schools so students can learn about nutrients and food production. You can register here. For a sponsorhip form, click here. Watch a slideshow of last year's tournament 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.
Receive CFF's free educational fertilizer bags! For a description,click here.
a sample bag, click here.