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SSFS Feb 2019 Meeting: Old Fruit Trees

Join us for a discussion of caring for old fruit trees.

Meeting at the GruB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, Olympia, Wa Feb 5th from 7 pm to 9 pm.

SSFS Workshop: Pruning Kiwis and Grapes

Pruning Kiwis and Grapes Workshop

Jan 12 10:30 am to 2:00 pm at the Grub Farm, 2016 Elliott Ave NW, Olympia, Wa.

We will be pruning the Kiwis and the grapes at the Grub Farm that we started on last year. Bring tools and dress warmly. Free to members , $10 suggested donation for non-members.

SSFS November 2018 Meeting: Maple Syrup and Apple Cider

Peg Amandes will talk about making maple syrup from our native Big Leaf Maples and other trees growing in the Pacific Northwest.
Brian Williams will talk about the basics of brewing hard cider at home. There are many apples this time of year and for some people too many to know what to with them all. Learn how to convert your excess apples into juice and alcoholic cider.

Tuesday November 6th, 7-9PM

SSFS meets at:

The GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave., NW, Olympia, 98502

Oct 2018 SSFS Meeting: Preserving the Harvest

The October 2018 South Sound Fruit  Meeting topic is Preserving the Harvest by Peg Amandes and Francesca Ritson. They will talk about different methods of food preservation, different fruits that grow in the area and much more.

It will be on Tuesday October 2 at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia from 7 to 9 PM. 

South Sound Fruit Society:  http://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

SSFS is a member of the Western Cascade Fruit Society: wcfs.org

SSFS Sept 2018 Meeting: Apple Identification

The Sept 2018 SSFS meeting will be a presentation by Jean Williams on Apple Identification. Bring your apples for id and tasting.

Peninsula Fruit Show

The meeting is at Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, at 7PM as usual.

South Sound Fruit Society:  http://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

SSFS is a member of the Western Cascade Fruit Society: wcfs.org

SSFS August 2018 Meeting: Irrigation for the Home Orchard

The South Sound Fruit Society meeting on August 7th is going to be David Muehleisen, PhD, Evergreen Faculty member and Farm Coordinator, talking about irrigation: Being Water Wise in Your Home Orchard.

The meeting is at Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, at 7PM as usual.

South Sound Fruit Society:  http://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

SSFS is a member of the Western Cascade Fruit Society: wcfs.org

June 2018 SSFS Meeting

 

The topic of this month’s South Sound Fruit Society meeting program is a Conversation with Bill Horn. He has been active and past president in the Tahoma chapter of the WCFS. Currently he is managing the WCFS booth at the State Fair in Puyallup in Sept. and working with the Curran Orchard in University Place. He is knowledgeable about various heritage orchards in the Dupont area. He is a Master Gardener and teaches a class in insects.

The meeting is on Tuesday June 5th at Grub Farmhouse from 7 PM to 9PM. Grub is located at 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia ,98502.

Brian Williams

May 2018 SSFS Meeting: Soils and Tree Fruit Fertility

Steven Bramwell of the WSU extension will talk about Soils and Tree Fruit Fertility Managent.

The meeting is May 1st, from 7PM to 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, Olympia.

April 2018 SSFS Meeting : Unusual Fruits and Nuts

The April 2018 South South Sound Fruit Society meeting, Tuesday April 3rd, will be on Unusual Fruits and Nuts by Michael Dolan of Burnt Ridge Nursery from 7 to 9pm

SSFS meets at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, Wa 98502.

South Sound Fruit Society Feb meeting: Native Pollinators

Glen Buschmann will describe native pollinators and go over the raising of Orchard Bees

The meeting is on Feb 6th from 7 to 9 PM. It is at the SSFS meeting site;

Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave., NW, Olympia 98502