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June 2018 SSFS Meeting


The topic of this month’s South Sound Fruit Society meeting program is a Conversation with Bill Horn. He has been active and past president in the Tahoma chapter of the WCFS. Currently he is managing the WCFS booth at the State Fair in Puyallup in Sept. and working with the Curran Orchard in University Place. He is knowledgeable about various heritage orchards in the Dupont area. He is a Master Gardener and teaches a class in insects.

The meeting is on Tuesday June 5th at Grub Farmhouse from 7 PM to 9PM. Grub is located at 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia ,98502.

Brian Williams

May 2018 SSFS Meeting: Soils and Tree Fruit Fertility

Steven Bramwell of the WSU extension will talk about Soils and Tree Fruit Fertility Managent.

The meeting is May 1st, from 7PM to 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, Olympia.

April 2018 SSFS Meeting : Unusual Fruits and Nuts

The April 2018 South South Sound Fruit Society meeting, Tuesday April 3rd, will be on Unusual Fruits and Nuts by Michael Dolan of Burnt Ridge Nursery from 7 to 9pm

SSFS meets at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, Wa 98502.

South Sound Fruit Society Feb meeting: Native Pollinators

Glen Buschmann will describe native pollinators and go over the raising of Orchard Bees

The meeting is on Feb 6th from 7 to 9 PM. It is at the SSFS meeting site;

Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave., NW, Olympia 98502

South Sound Fruit Society Nov Meeting: Fruit Harvest and Storage

Randy Lee will address fruit harvest and storage at the next SSFS Meeting on Nov 7th. The meeting will be from 7-9 PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave., NW, Olympia, WA. Randy Lee had a PhD in plant physiology and tree fruit. He is a retired WSDA/USDA Horticultural Inspector, researcher and consultant.

SSFS Oct 3rd: The Fall Orchard

The October 2017 meeting of the South Sound Fruit Society will be

The Fall Orchard , a talk by Ian Stoner

Oct 3rd, 7-9 PM, at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, 98502

Making Maple Syrup and Hard Cider

The Sept 5th meeting of the South Sound Fruit Society will be on Making Maple Syrup from local maple trees and a brief outline of making hard cider.

The meeting will be on Sept 5th, 2017 at 7PM – 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, 98502. No charge, all are welcome.

SSFS June Meeting – Backyard Orchard Culture

The June 6th Meeting of the South South Fruit Society will be Ian Stoner discussing Backyard Orchard Culture, Pollination Biology and Woody Plant Botany. How to get more fruit into a small space.

The meeting will be June 6th from 7 to 9 at the GRuB Farmhouse meeting room, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW,  Olympia, 98502

May 2, 2017 South Sound Fruit Society Meeting

The May 2nd SSFS meeting will feature Stephen Bramwell of the Washington State Extension Agriculture Faculty speaking on a needs assessment for south sound farms.

The meeting will be 7-9 PM at the GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW. Olympia, Wa. 98502.


Note that this is a new venue for the SSFS. Our old location is going to be undergoing extensive remodeling.

April 4th South Sound Fruit Society Meeting – Backyard Orchard Culture

At the SSFS April 4th meeting, Ian stoner will discuss Backyard Orchard Culture. He will discuss putting multiple trees in the same hole as a means of managing a small space, pollination biology, and woody plant botany.

The meeting will be April 4th at 7 PM at the Eastside Urban Farm and Garden Center, 2326 4th Ave. E., Olympia, WA.