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PFC March 10, 2016 – Mason bees

PFC member Don Lorimor will lead a discussion about mason bees at our next meeting on Thursday, March 10, 2016, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  Other knowledgeable bee keepers will be available to assist with questions and answers.  Join us and increase your knowledge about our great pollinators.

PFC 2016 Spring Grafting Show – March 5

SPRING GRAFTING SHOW presented by Peninsula Fruit Club, a Chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society

LEARN HOW TO GRAFT and make your own fruit tree, or have one of our members make it for you.  BEGINNERS WELCOME!  Choose from many antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, and plums. We will be selling rootstock and scion wood for grafting and sticks of figs, grapes, and kiwis for rooting. Stock up on berries and other plants, footies for insect protection, grafting knives, mason bee houses, and other supplies. Learn all about pests and diseases and what to do about them.  Find out all about our native mason bees and how to care for them.  We’ll have lots of experts on hand to try to answer all your fruit related questions.  Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things.  Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

March 5, 2016     10 AM to 4 PM

West Side Improvement Club

4109 West E Street

Bremerton, WA  98312

Here’s a link to our flyer:

http://wcfs.org/?attachment_id=2946

and to our Facebook event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/804403306335126/

2015 PFC SPRING GRAFTING SHOW

2015 SPRING GRAFTING SHOW presented by Peninsula Fruit Club, a Chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society

LEARN HOW TO GRAFT and make your own tree, or have one of our members make it for you.  BEGINNERS WELCOME!  Choose from many antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, and plums. We will be selling rootstock and scion wood for grafting and sticks of figs, grapes, and kiwis for rooting. Stock up on berries and other plants, footies for insect protection, grafting knives, mason bee houses, and other supplies. Learn all about generic version of champix pests and diseases and what to do about them.  Find out all about our native mason bees and how to care for them.  We’ll have lots of experts on hand to try to answer all your fruit related questions.  Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things.  Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

March 14, 2015     10 AM to 4 PM

Silverdale Community Center

9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale

Here’s a link to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peninsula-Fruit-Club/346615198711387

2015 PFC Grafting Flyer Rev4

PFC 2014 Fall Fruit Show

Peninsula Fruit Club, a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society, presents the 2014 Fall Fruit Show.  Come join us for a fun day of fruit tasting and learning about growing fruit.  Take in a video or browse our information tables. Learn about pests, diseases, and mason bees.  Sample dozens of different varieties of apples, pears, and other fruit. Get your mystery apples identified—bring 4-6 samples of each kind, don’t wash, leave stems on, tell us about the tree. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Details: Sat., Oct. 11 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW in Silverdale—in between Walgreens and the YMCA.

 Here’s a link to our flyer:

http://wcfs.org/wp-content/uploads/Fall-Show-Poster2014-Rev1.pdf

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Peninsula Fruit Club 2013 Fall Fruit Show

Peninsula Fruit Club will host the 2013 Fall Fruit Show on Saturday, October 12, in the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale from 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is free, but we would appreciate a donation.  We will have videos on anthracnose, pruning blueberries, and mason bees.  There will be trees for sale as well as grafting and growing supplies.  We should have around 200 different cultivars of fruit on display and available for tasting.  This is a wonderful chance to bring your mystery apples to have them identified.  The expert apple ID team of Joanie Cooper and Shaun Shepherd from the Home Orchard Society in Portland will be on hand to ID your chantix buy online uk apples.  Lori Brakken will be there and have the online apple ID program running.  Please bring 4 to 6 samples from each tree, do not wash the fruit, and leave the stems on.  Tell us all you can about the apples:  When do they ripen?  How long do they keep?  If you can have an idea how old the tree is, that sometimes helps a lot.  How tall is the tree?  When does it flower?  All these clues will help figure out what variety of apple you have.

 Join us for a fun day of tasting fruit and learning about growing fruit in this area.  Here’s a link to our flyer:  http://wcfs.org/wp-content/uploads/PFC-Fall-Show-Poster-2013.pdf

 

 

PFC Meeting Sept. 12

This month’s meeting is Thursday, September 12 at 7 pm at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  We will be watching Dr. Margriet Dogterom’s video about mason bees.  This is a good time to learn or be reminded about how to care for our mason bees.  Please feel free to share your experiences, problems, and successes with the group after the video.  You are welcome to bring in examples.

PFC 2013 Spring Grafting Show

Peninsula Fruit Club will hold the Spring Grafting Show on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA.  Join us and stock up on scion wood, rootstock, grafting knives, footies, mason bee houses, miscellaneous potted and bare root trees and berries, and other supplies.  You can learn how to graft and make your own tree or have one of our members make it for you.  Come and learn chantix generic name about common pests and diseases and what to do about them.  Learn how to root a fig, grape, or kiwi, and take some home to try from our collection.  Find out all about our native mason bees and how to care for them.  Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things.  Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.  Here’s a link to our show flyer:

 http://wcfs.org/wp-content/uploads/Microsoft-PowerPoint-2013GraftingFlyerRev3.pdf

Peninsula Fruit Club Fall Fruit Show

Peninsula Fruit Club will host the 2012 Fall Fruit Show on Saturday, October 20, in the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale from 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission is free, but we would appreciate a donation.  We will have videos on anthracnose, pruning grapes, and mason bees.  There will be trees for sale as well as grafting and growing supplies.  Last year there were 165 different cultivars of apples on display out of a total of over 200 different cultivars of fruit.  Bring your unknown apples to have them identified.  Lori Brakken will be there and have the apple ID program running.  Join us for a fun day of tasting fruit and learning about growing fruit in this area.  Here’s a link to our flyer:  http://wcfs.org/wp-content/uploads/Microsoft-PowerPoint-Fall-Show-Poster2012.pdf

PFC Spring Grafting Show

Peninsula Fruit Club will hold the Spring Grafting Show on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the SilverdaleCommunity Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA.  Join us and stock up on scion wood, rootstock, grafting knives, footies, mason bee houses, miscellaneous potted and bare root trees and berries, and other supplies.  You can learn how to graft and make your own tree from over a hundred and fifty different varieties, or have one of our members generic chantix 1.0mg make it for you.  Come and learn about common pests and diseases and what to do about them.  Learn how to root a fig, grape, or kiwi, and take some home to try from our collection.  Find out all about our native mason bees and how to care for them.  Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things.  Here’s a link to our show flyer:  http://wcfs.org/wp-content/uploads/2012GraftingFlyerRev3.pdf

STFS Spring Lectures

Seattle Tree Fruit Society

Spring Lecture Day

May 14, 2011 – Magnuson Park

7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA –   Building #406 (“The Brig”)

All Lectures are Free and Open to the Public

Lecture Schedule & Descriptions

10:00 – 11:00                   ‘The Newest Buzz About Mason Bees’   (Missy Anderson)

Missy is a Master Gardener, and has been a bee farmer for many years.  She has given numerous lectures about the marvelous pollinator that is the Mason Bee.  She has spoken at nurseries, garden clubs, schools, scout troop meetings, and private home gatherings.  She will teach you about caring for Mason Bees, keeping your hives healthy, and maximizing the pollination benefits of these creatures.

10:00 – 11:10                   ‘Producing Apples Organically’   (Harry Burton)

Harry Burton retired at age 50, then began devoting all his time to running Apple Luscious Organic Orchard on Salt Spring Island.  He grows over 200 varieties of the best tasting, rare, heritage and unique connoisseur apple varieties, and does so organically.  His orchard produces over 8,000 Lbs. annually.

11:10 – 12:15            ‘Growing Kiwis in the Pacific Northwest’   (Hildegaard Hendrickson)

Hildegaard is a retired educator.  She manages her “edible backyard” on a city lot.  She has grown kiwis for 25 years, as well as figs, apples, pears, plums, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.  She is the past Treasurer of the Western Washington Fruit Society.  Her other passion is hunting wild mushrooms.  She coordinates the identification of wild mushrooms for eth Puget Sound Mycological Society, and teaches wild mushroom identification classes.

11:20 – 12:30           ‘Common Diseases and Insect Pests of Berries’   (Elizabeth Vogt, Phd.)

Elizabeth is the president of the Vashon Island Fruit Club.  She is an entomologist and beekeeper and organizes pest management panels for the Vashon Island Fruit Club each year.  She will discuss all the common pests of berries, including the Spotted Wing Drosophila, Botrytis, Powdery Mildew, Verticilium Wilt, Leaf Spot, etc.  You will learn important biological characteristics of each pest, how to identify them, the damage they cause, and best management practices.

12:30 – 1:30            ‘Summer Pruning’   (Larry Davis)

Larry is a Master Gardener and a 20 year member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society.  He lives on a quarter acre city lot with great fruit diversity.  His lifetime of gardening has included several years as a volunteer at the Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden in Bellevue.  He will explain the benefits of summer pruning, when it is appropriate, and how it should be done.

12:40 – 1:45            ‘Red-Fleshed Apples’   (Harry Burton)

Harry will discuss the history of red-fleshed apples, as well as other historic varieties.  He will explain why he finds such delight in these varieties.  He grows over 20 varieties of red-fleshed apples.

1:45 – 3:00             ‘Fruit Production in Limited Spaces’   (Ingela Wanerstrand)

Ingela is a professional horticulturist with 16 years experience pruning fruit trees and designing edible gardens  She lectures and teaches fruit-related classes through City Fruit and Plant Amnesty, and is an active member of the Seattle Tree Fruit Society and the Friends of Piper’s Orchards.  She will be discussing methods for growing fruit beautifully in small spaces using container, vertical space, espaliers, and more.

1:55 – 3:00              ’30 Years of Applied Permaculture’   (Kristan Johnson)

Kristan is a former President of the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation.  He is also a founding member of the Permaculture Institute of North America Board.  He has practiced permaculture for over 30 years, and ha taught numerous classes.