Our June meeting will feature Glenn Aldrich of Aldrich Berry Farm & Nursery http://aldrichberryfarm.com/history.html . 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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.