In addition to the WCFS Spring Quarterly meeting this year, WCFS will hold an educational seminar and workshop series on Saturday, April 5th at the Cedar Valley Grange in Lynnwood. All WCFS members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The program will feature Dr. Bob Norton presenting “Growing Cherries in Western Washington” and Dick and Marilyn Tilbury sharing their research on SWD, the spotted wing drosophila, a small but formidable adversary. Bekie Jackson and the SCFS research team will present the results of their SWD trial conducted last summer, and members will have the opportunity to construct SWD traps, in an ongoing workshop. Toward that end, please start saving your 12-23ounce plastic, screw-top water and soda bottles and lids, and bring them with you. Please bring a sack lunch. Refrigeration and a microwave will be made available. Coffee and tea will be served, but please note: No LIQUIDS whatsoever are allowed in the upstairs lecture hall
of the Grange. Downstairs you will be able to be social, eat, drink, peruse displays and make SWD traps.
The display area will feature information on WCFS research projects and individual chapter activities. Chapters are encouraged to have a table/booth with information
about their chapter events over the past several years as a way to share ideas among chapters. If you are interested in having a Table/Booth for your Chapter, or helping out
with set up, clean up or anything in between, please contact Emily MacRae: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Schedule for Saturday April 5th is as follows:
10:00-12:00 WCFS Board Meeting
12:00-12:30 Lunch (Bring your own sack lunch for Board Members and Volunteers)
12:30 Displays open, SWD Trap making workshop
1:00-1:45 Dr. Bob Norton: “Growing Cherries in Western WA”
1:45-2:00 WCFS Membership meeting
2:00-3:00 Dick & Marilyn Tilbury, Bekie Jackson (SCFS Research Team):
“SWD: History, Overview and Trial Results”
3:00-4:00 WordPress and Gmail Intro Workshop (OPTIONAL
FOR CHAPTER LEADERSHIP OR OTHERS INTERESTED)
The Cedar Valley Grange is located at 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood, WA, 98036, 2 blocks south of Wight’s Nursery.