2016 has been a wild year and for many reasons we cant wait to kick off 2017. We'd like to welcome our newest members and invite everyone to our first meeting on Monday, January 23rd at 6:30 pm at Fogbelt Brewing Company in Santa Rosa. We are going to coordinate a group buy for coir rope and present some sources for other trellis building materials. Now is a good time to start dialing in your hopyard plans. Depending on your design, you will need 1 or 2 pieces of coir per hill (plant).
We will also be coordinating a group buy for rhizomes that will be taking place in March. Please bring any questions about varieties to the meeting and we can discuss the relative benefits.
Last year our hop growing seminar was a great success, and we'd like to host another seminar this coming spring. This event will require a lot of planning and help, so are going to start the process now.
Also, this year we are gonna mix up the format for meetings a little and include some meetings and tours at member breweries and hopyards. We are also going to be sending out a newsletter to our members and start featuring member brewers and farmers.
If you have been thinking about joining and growing hops, now is a great time start. Take advantage of our collective knowledge take part in bringing hops back to Northern California.