Monthly Archives: October 2023

Fall 2023 WCFS BeeLine Available Now.

The 2023_04_Fall BeeLine issue includes Reviving the BeeLine foreword, damson plums article, picking pears article, pear problems article, recipes, fig tree rescue article, and Grow a Little Fruit Tree book review.

PFC Oct.12 – Ken Miller on biochar

Ken Miller from Vashon will be teaching us about biochar at our next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 pm.  Ken’s presentation will start promptly at 7 pm.  We meet at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  Doors open at 6:40 pm for social time.

South Sound Fruit Society’s October 2023 Meeting

SSFS’s next meeting, Tuesday, October 3rd, 7 pm, will be held in person at GRuB and via Zoom.

We hope you will join us for the presentation “Gardening with Blueberries” from long time blueberry grower Glenn Aldrich, of Aldrich Berry Farm and Nursery, in Mossy Rock, WA.

From Glenn:  “My earliest exposure to blueberries would have been about 1943 or ’42.  Helped my dad, in a small way, to plant the first commercial blueberries in Lewis County in 1944. Those original plants came from Eberhardt Nursery on Steamboat Island Road and they are still in production.   I helped on the farm all through high school & college years and Wisten & I began our ownership in 1964.  We have experience with a dozen or two varieties, soil preparation, planting, pruning, weeds, insects & other pests, harvest…the ‘whole works’ and will share what I think I know, including my conclusions about varieties for home gardens vs commercial plantings.”

  GRuB (Garden-Raised Bounty)
                  2016 Elliott Ave NW
                  Olympia, WA 98502

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 846 1969 5064 Passcode: 242180

Please consider bringing a snack to share and bring questions about your fruit. I hope you can join us!