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PFC – May 12 – Cider Production

Our May meeting will feature a video presentation on cider production with Aiden Kendall and Carol Miles from WSU.  We will meet at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, at 6:40 pm on Thursday, May 12.

PFC – April 14 – Soil Biology

Joe Seal will be talking about soil biology on April 14. Meetings are resuming at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton 98310 and start at 7 pm. Come early for social time, as the Parks Department wants the building empty by 9 pm.

PFC Spring Grafting Show 2022

Peninsula Fruit Club is currently planning to hold the 2022 Spring Grafting Show on March 19, 2022.

Learn how to graft and make your own fruit tree, or have one of our members make it for you.  Add varieties to existing trees.  Beginners welcome!  Choose from hundreds of antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, cherries, and plums. We will be selling EMLA 26 and Bud 10 apple rootstock and OHxF 87 pear rootstock; 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 bees and houses, and other supplies. Learn all about pests and diseases and what to do about them. Find out 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.

Join us Saturday, March 19, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton  98312.

Here’s a link to our event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/258347009774930?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D

PFC Fall Fruit Show 2021

The Fall Fruit Show is back!

2021 Fall Fruit Show presented by Peninsula Fruit Club, a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society. Come join us for a fun day of fruit tasting and learning about growing fruit. Get your mystery apples identified—bring 4-6 samples of each kind, don’t wash them, leave the stems on, tell us about the tree. Sample from hundreds of different varieties of apples, pears, and other fruit. Take in a video or browse our information tables. Learn about pests, diseases, and mason bees. Shop the plant sale. Stock up on supplies for next year. Bring your questions, and ask our experts. Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

PFC – March 12 Winter Pruning

There will be a meeting this Thursday, March 12, for those who choose to attend.  Tim Kezele, arborist and master gardener, will speak to us about winter pruning.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC – Feb. 13 Grafting Show Preps

At our February meeting we will be doing last minute preps for our upcoming Spring Grafting Show.  There are scions that still need to be labeled.  Bring your scions too, and we can make labels for them.  We will be teaching hands-on grafting with knives supplied and plenty of wood to practice on.  For anyone who wants to work at the cashier’s table, there will be training with our new Square reader that will enable us to take credit cards, Google Pay, and Apple Pay.  There will be flyers to hand out to members to post in the community and bookmarks to put in the libraries.  Sounds like a busy meeting!  Come and help at the Sheridan Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm, Thursday, February 13.

PFC Spring Grafting Show – March 7, 2020

Learn how to graft and make your own fruit tree, or have one of our members make it for you.  Add varieties to existing trees.  Beginners welcome!  Choose from hundreds of antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, cherries, and plums. We will be selling EMLA 26 apple and OHxF 87 pear rootstock; 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 bees and houses, and other supplies. Learn all about pests and diseases and what to do about them. Find out 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.

Join us Saturday, March 7, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton  98312.

PFC – Jan. 9 Honeybees

Our first meeting and presentation of the New Year will be about honeybees. Join us on Thursday, January 9 at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton to learn something about our pollinator friends.

PFC – Nov. 14 Online Resources

At our last meeting of the year on Thursday, Nov. 14, our own President Cliff Reinke will give us a presentation about online resources that are available to our members.  It’s also time for our annual election of officers.  Join us this Thursday at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC 2019 Fall Fruit Show – Oct 26

2019 Fall Fruit Show presented by Peninsula Fruit Club, a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society. Come join us for a fun day of fruit tasting and learning about growing fruit. Get your mystery apples identified—bring 4-6 samples of each kind, don’t wash, leave the stems on, tell us about the tree.  Sample hundreds of different varieties of apples, pears, and other fruit. Take in a video or browse our information tables. Learn about pests, diseases, and mason bees.  Find something interesting at our plant sale, and stock up on supplies for next year.  Ask questions of our experts.  Admission is free but donations are appreciated.

Details: Sat., Oct. 26 from 10 am to 4 pm at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton 98312. Take the Loxie Eagans Blvd. exit off Hwy 3 and follow the signs.

Here’s a link to our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2294402007353034/