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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!

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.

Summer BeeLine posted

The WCFS newsletter The BeeLine has been posted in the Members Only section. The topics include: WA Fair WCFS Booth, AYLS in kiwifruit, Erik Simpson’s Nut Trees, Chestnuts on Olympic Peninsula, Safe Mushrooming, Apple bitter pit, Summer Pruning of Apples and Pears, Cherry Fruit Bud Hardiness, Sour cherry research, Cherry crisp recipe, High-Tunnel Peaches, Beekeeping, Plants that repel bugs.

Pruning and Cider You Tube Videos Added

The Tahoma Chapter has done some excellent pruning videos which we have uploaded to this site. Go the the Chapter section then Tahoma Chapter to see the links to You Tube. They have also included one on Cider Pressing hosted by two young stars in the making.

2016 Spring BeeLine Available

The newest BeeLine has been published and is available to WCFS members in the Members Only section.  Articles include:

Ft. Vancouver apple tree history, Pierce County Gleaning, Triploid Apples,  Book of Pears Review, Fast Track Fruit Breeding, Marty’s Discovery,  Red-fleshed apples,  Root-stock mistakes, Chill Hours, and  Blueberry Viruses


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Snohomish Chapter March Meeting

The March meeting of the Snohomish County Fruit Society will be held on Thursday, March 8th, 7-9 PM at the Snohomish Library (311 Maple St) in the multi-purpose room.

Snohomish County Fruit Society Elects Officers

Snohomish County Fruit Society

President – Jack Haines
Vice President – Gil Schieber
Secretary/Treasurer – Rebekah Jackson
Director – Mike Ewanciw

NOFC March Meeting

NOFC will hold its grafting workshop and scion exchange meeting on Tuesday, March 6th, 7 pm, at Tri-Area Community Center in Chimacum.

Scionwood is still only 25¢ per stick.

Snohomish County Fruit Society Meeting

The new Snohomish County Fruit Society will meet on Saturday, February 18th from 10 am to noon. Please come to the Snohomish Carnegie Library, 105 Cedar Ave. at 1st Street, Snohomish, WA 98290.

The featured speaker is Amy Thomas from Sakuma Brothers Farms in the Skagit Valley. Everyone is invited.