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PFC September 12 – Pear Leaf Blister Mites

We will learn about pear leaf blister mites at our meeting this Thursday, Sept. 12.  There will also be a question and answer session, so bring your questions and examples of problems!  The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., in Bremerton.

PFC August 8 – Alternative fruits with Sam Maupin

Join us this Thursday, August 8, to hear Sam Maupin from The Brothers Greenhouses give us a presentation about “alternative fruits” that we can grow in our area.  The meeting starts at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.

PFC July 11 – Dormant Season Care and Fungicides

PFC member Alan Lowe will give us a presentation on Dormant Season Care and Fungicides at our meeting this Thursday, July 11, at 7 pm at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  It’s also time for our annual ice cream social, so bring your favorite toppings; show off your fruit/preserves/jams, etc.  The club will provide the ice cream and utensils.

PFC June 13 – Compost

Our June meeting tonight will feature Bob Gilby of Rokalu Farms in South Kitsap talking about compost.  Join us at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton at 7 pm.

PFC May 9 – Plant sale & Q&A

Our annual member plant sale is coming up at the meeting this Thursday, May 9, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  Bring your extra plants, starts, tubers, seeds, trees, bushes, or whatever to the meeting.  Proceeds will go to the club treasury.  We will also have a discussion about what activities the club would like to pursue, what topics and speakers members would like to have, etc.  Bring your fruit-growing questions too for a general Q&A session.

PFC April 11 – Tapping maples

Marilyn Brennan will give us a presentation on tapping maple trees and making syrup at our meeting this Thursday, April 11.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, at 7 pm.

PFC Mar. 14 – Kratky gardening

PFC member Nick Jones will be teaching us about the Kratky gardening system at our meeting this week at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm.

PFC Spring Grafting Show – March 2

Our big show is two weeks away!  Let’s hope all this snow goes away by then.

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, OHxF 87 pear, K-5 cherry, and K-1 plum 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 2, 2019, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton  98312.

PFC – Feb. 14

The meeting scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 14 has been cancelled due to the weather. We will try to reschedule.

PFC Jan. 9 – Joe Machcinski

Joe Machcinski from Pangea Gardenscapes, LLC will be the speaker at our first meeting of the year.  Joe has been a Master Gardener for 18 years and in the landscape industry for almost 20 years.  He has taught classes on natural yard care and pruning at Tacoma Community College and had a gardening column in the local paper.  He has also been a member of Peninsula Fruit Club since 2002.  Join us to hear what Joe has to say about growing fruit on Thursday, January 10, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.