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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.

SSFS Grafting Workshop and Scion Exchange 3/18/17

The South Sound Fruit Society is holding its Grafting Workshop and Scion Exchange on March 18th from 10 – 2.

Jerry Kehoe and Lori Brakken will demonstrate different kinds of graphs for fruit trees and custom grafting will be available. You can bring your own cuttings! There will be rootstock ($3) and scion wood ($1)for sale .

The workshop will be at the Eastside Urban Farm and Garden, 2326 4th Ave E., Olympia.

SSFS March 7th Meeting: Rootstocks

Jeb Thurow will lecture on different rootstocks and what makes the best fruit tree for different conditions and use.

The lecture will be at the Eastside Urban Farm and Garden Center, 2326 4th Ave E, Olympia, Wa 98506,  from 7 to 9 Tuesday evening of the 7th of March 2017.

SSFS Rootstock and Grafting Events

South Sound Fruit Society March Meetings

The March 7th meeting topic is going to be Rootstocks. Jeb Thurow will tell us all about rootstocks in preparation for our grafting workshop on the 18th. Both of these events will be at the Eastside Farm and Garden Center in Olympia. Jeb’s talk will be from 7 to 8 PM, approx.

The grafting workshop will be that Saturday, the 18th, from 10 to 2 (probably). Jerry buy champix india Kehoe and Lori Brakken will explain and demonstrate 2 kinds of grafting of the rootstock to the scion wood to make a whole fruit tree. We will have various rootstock to purchase ($3) and a selection of scion wood ($1). Then we will have people available to help you graft right there or to do custom graphs for you ($6) .

Feb 7th SSFS Meeting: Preserving Historic Orchards in the National Parks

Susan Dolan will be giving a presentation at the Feb 7th meeting of the South South Fruit Society meeting: Preserving Historic Orchards in the National Parks.

She is the author of Fruitful Legacy, a book about Historic Orchards.

The talk will be at 7PM at the Eastside Urban Farm and Garden, 2326 4th Ave, East, Olympia, Wa.