Ed Fackler ed.fackler at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 15:33:50 EDT 2008


     I thank you posting this meeting.  To all other NAFEX'ers living in the
SE (and the more adventuresome...), I highly encourage your attendance as
SFF puts on a great meeting and I've been to the Clanton Station a couple of

     The meeting should be great.

ed....an unsolicited testimonial!!!

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 3:09 PM, rob hamilton <lostman_amiga at yahoo.com>

> JUNE 19 21, 2008
> Robert (Bobby) Boozer
> Chilton Research and Extension Cntr.
> 120 Co Rd 756
> Clanton, AL 35045
> boozert at auburn.edu
> The annual meeting of Southern Fruit Fellowship will be held June 19, 20,
> and 21, 2008 in Clanton, Alabama.
> Accommodations: Guest House Inn (formally Shoney's Inn) is located off 1
> 65 at Exit 208 in Clanton, AL. The Guest House Inn provides nice
> accommodations and is situated next to Shoney's Inn Restaurant.
> Reservations: 205 280 0306 (reservations should be made by June 13, 2008).
> Rate: $52.00 + tax (be sure to indicate Southern Fruit Fellowship). This
> rate is good for Thursday   Saturday in the event some want to stay over and
> leave on Sunday.
> Thursday Night, June 19, 2008   6:30   9:00 registration, fruit and jelly
> sampling and greeting time. Registration fee will be in the neighborhood of
> $25.00 per person. This will include the lunch and cookout on Friday night,
> Friday, June 20,2008   travel to Petals From the Past. We will visit with
> Dr. Arlie Powell and tour their blueberries, blackberries, apples,
> muscadines, satsuma. persimmon, Asian pear and figs. Catered lunch will be
> served at Petals. Following lunch the group will travel approximately 3.5
> miles to the Chilton Research Center and tour plums, blackberries, kiwi,
> peaches, figs, and other fruit.
> Friday Night there will be a catfish cookout, at the Chilton Research and
> Extension Center.
> Saturday Morning  plans are being made to visit one of Chilton County's
> local commercial fruit producers. Lunch will be at Shoney's Restaurant (own
> your own),
> Saturday Afternoon   everyone is invited to John Neighbors' Farm. Travel
> from Shoney's to the Neighbors' Farm is approximately 40 miles.
> Editor's Note: John Neighbors, Bobby Boozer and Arlie Powell have worked
> hard putting together a program that has a lot of variety plus some good
> fellowship time, We have always had a good meeting in Clanton and the guys
> planning the meeting are a winning combination. You will want to make the
> visit to John's farm on Saturday afternoon. The last time we visited, John
> was growing crawfish under cardboard very successfully. He has a wonderful
> variety of fruit growing including the high tunnel production of satsumas
> which we look forward to checking out. Make a special effort to attend. This
> is a Good central location that should pull members from all the Southeast.
> We will put out the next edition of the Newsletter in mid to late May so we
> can get you an exact registration price along with a more specific schedule.
> --------------------------------------------
> Now Zone 8a!! Atlanta, GA
> Atlanta Fruits Club www.groups.yahoo.com/atlanta_fruits
> North American Fruit Explorers (NAFEX) www.NAFEX.org<http://www.nafex.org/>
> Southern Fruit Fellowship (SFF) www.NAFEX.org/SFF<http://www.nafex.org/SFF>
> Southeastern Palm and Exotic Plant Society (SPEPS)
> www.SPEPS.net <http://www.speps.net/>
> California Rare Fruit Growers
> www.crfg.org
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