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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/

PFC October 10 – Rain gardens

Jan Bahr from Roadhouse Nursery will be speaking to us about rain gardens at the meeting Thursday, Oct. 10.  We meet at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., in Bremerton at 7 pm.

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.