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PFC Feb. 8 – Sam Maupin on biochar

Our meeting Thursday, Feb. 8, will feature Sam Maupin from The Brothers Greenhouses talking to us about biochar.  Join us at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC Jan.11 – Rick Mercier on raising mason bees

Rick Mercier will give us a presentation on raising mason bees at our meeting this Thursday, January 11, 2018.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC Oct. 12 – Kiwibob will speak about growing kiwis

At our meeting this month on Thursday, Oct. 12, Kiwibob will be teaching us all about growing kiwis. We meet at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC Sept. 14 – Jenny Glass, Diagnostic Plant Pathologist

Our meeting this Thursday, September 14, will feature Jenny Glass, Diagnostic Plant Pathologist from the WSU Puyallup Research and Extension Center Plant and Insect Diagnostic Lab.  Her topic will be tree and small fruit pathology with examples.  If you have unidentified problems on your trees, canes, or bushes, bring them to the meeting in a sealed, clear bag. Join us at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd, Bremerton, at 7 pm.

PFC Aug. 10 – Intergenerational Learning in the Garden

PFC member Angela Knapp Talamonte will give us a presentation this month on “Intergenerational Learning in the Garden”.  Join us at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., in Bremerton at 7 pm on Thursday, Aug. 10.

PFC July 13 – Apple maggot & codling moth

PFC member Jean Williams will talk about managing apple maggot flies and codling moths at this month’s meeting on Thursday, July 13 at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  We will also have our ice cream social.  The club will supply the ice cream, but please bring ripe fruit ready to share for toppings.

PFC June 8 – Blueberries

Our June meeting will feature Glenn Aldrich of Aldrich Berry Farm & Nursery http://aldrichberryfarm.com/history.html .  Glenn and his family are long-time blueberry growers and also sell plants.  Glenn will discuss all aspects of growing blueberries and have a question and answer session after his presentation.  We meet at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on Thursday, June 8.

PFC May 11 – Rain gardens and plant sale

Kelly Stroh from the Kitsap Conservation District will give a presentation on rain gardens and how they help protect our environment at this month’s meeting.  We will also hold our annual plant sale.  Bring your extra plants, starts, trees, etc. to donate to the club to sell.  Make a donation to the club for whatever you buy.  We meet at 7 pm on Thursday, May 11, at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., in Bremerton.

PFC April 13 – Soil Testing

This month’s speaker will be Sophia Gidlund from the Pierce County Conservation District.  She will be speaking on soil testing and how to interpret and what to do with the results.  She will also be able to talk about the role of the county conservation districts and take your questions.  We meet Thursday, April 13, at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd. and Clare Ave., Bremerton, at 7 pm.

PFC March 9 – Honey bees

This month’s meeting on Thursday, March 9, is about honey bees.  George Purkett will give us a presentation about the challenges and solutions for raising honey bees in our local climate.  We meet at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.