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.

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.

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 .  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.

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.