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

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.

Spring BeeLine newsletter is available

The Spring BeeLine has been uploaded to the Members Only site.  You will need a password from your chapter to access the publication.  Lots of interesting articles, as usual.  Thank you, Marilyn, for your great editing job!

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.

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.

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.

Western Cascade Fruit Society Board & General Meeting

The annual membership meeting and spring Board Meeting will be held at Eastside Urban Farm & Garden Center, 2326 4th Ave E., in Olympia at 12 pm on Saturday, March 18th.  All chapter members are welcome to attend both meetings.  The South Sound Fruit Society spring show will be held in conjunction with this event.

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.