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PFC Nov. 8 – Honeybees with Sophia Gwynne

Join us for the last meeting of the year to learn all about raising local honeybees with Sophia Gwynne, President of the West Sound Beekeepers Association.  The meeting is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

Peninsula Fruit Club – Fall Fruit Show

2018 Fall Fruit Show presented by Peninsula Fruit Club, a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society. Come join us for a fun day of fruit tasting and learning about growing fruit. Get your mystery apples identified—bring 4-6 samples of each kind, don’t wash, leave the stems on, tell us about the tree.  Sample dozens of different varieties of apples, pears, and other fruit. Take in a video or browse our information tables. Learn about pests, diseases, and mason bees.  Find something interesting at our plant sale, and stock up on supplies for next year.  Ask questions of our experts.  Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Details: Sat., Oct. 27 from 10 am to 4 pm at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton 98312. Take the Loxie Eagans Blvd. exit off Hwy 3 and follow the signs.

Here’s a link to our event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/327966648024460/

PFC Oct. 11 – Herbs with Kathryn Lafond

Herbalist and author, Kathryn Lafond, will discuss herbs, especially those derived from fruit plants, at our meeting this Thursday, October 11, 2018.  We will also fill you in about the new Health Dept. rules for setting up and making our Fall Fruit Show happen.  The meeting is in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC Sept. 13 – Cider Making, Hard & Sweet

At our September meeting, PFC life and founding member Chris Smith will be talking about cider making, both hard and sweet.  If you have old-time cider apples, please bring in some for others to taste.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 pm.

PFC Aug. 9 – Q & A

We’re having a longer question and answer session this month to try to get to everyone’s questions.  Also please consider sharing what you feel is the best change that you have made to your orchard/garden over the years and how it has improved your productivity or made your life easier.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm on Thursday, Aug. 9.

PFC July 12 – Q & A and Show & Tell

Our July meeting will be devoted to questions and answers and show and tell.  Bring all your questions about fruit growing, and we will try to give you some answers.  Also, if you have something cool or useful you would like to share with the group, bring it to the meeting and tell everyone about it.  We will also enjoy our annual ice cream social.  Bring some samples of your fresh fruit to share as toppings.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on July 12 at 7 pm.

PFC June 14 – Tall spindle pruning

At our meeting this month, we will be showing a video on the tall spindle pruning method.  We will also be incorporating a question and answer session into our meetings, so bring all your questions about growing fruit.  We have a vast pool of knowledge and experience in the club and hopefully the answers!  Join us at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on June 14.

PFC May 10 – Apple Anthracnose

We will be watching a video about the fungus disease anthracnose at our meeting this Thursday, May 10.  We will also hold our annual fruit club plant sale, so bring your extra plant starts, tubers, trees, berries, or whatever to sell at the meeting with proceeds going to the club.  The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

http://treefruit.wsu.edu/crop-protection/disease-management/apple-anthracnose/

PFC April 12 – Debbie Cassidy on Permaculture

Our speaker this month will be Debbie Cassidy, the new owner of Sunnycrest Nursery in Key Center.  Her topic will be Permaculture and how we can make a difference with sustainable local fruit production.  We meet this Thursday, April 12, in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, at 7 pm.

PFC March 8 – Pruning blueberries

At this month’s meeting on Thursday, March 8, we will be watching a video about pruning blueberries in preparation for our Blueberry Park pruning session. We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.