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STFS – Summer Pruning Fruit Trees and Espaliers Workshop – Aug 16

STFS “Summer Pruning Fruit Trees and Espaliers” workshop
Date: Aug 16th –Sat.
Time: 10:00 am – Noon
Location: Magnuson Park, P-Patch Orchard, next to “The Brig”. More info at :
Hands-on pruning and instruction in summer pruning of fruit trees; why & how to prune in summer. Free for STFS members.

STFS – Jun 5 – Volunteer in Orchard

There will be a STFS work crew in the Orchard at Magnuson Park Thursday, June 5 starting at 10:00am. Join in the fun! Volunteer hours logged in the orchard help provide a meeting space in the Brig thanks to an agreement with the Parks Dept.

STFS – May 24: Volunteer in the Orchard

Members of STFS will be applying maggot barriers to the trees at Magnuson Park, managed by Jerry Packard. Saturday morning, May 24, 2014. Maggot Barriers also will be available for purchase.

STFS Meeting May 10 – Tree Fruit Diseases

Tree Fruit Diseases – presented by Bekie Jackson, Snohomish Fruit Society President
Saturday May 10, 2014, 10am-noon
part of the STFS Monthly Meeting 10am-noon

Open to the public.
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Apple Scab, Anthracnose, Powdery Mildew, Peach Leaf Curl, Brown Rot, Bacterial chantix online order Canker, and more.
What causes them?
How do you identify them?
What do they do to your plants and fruit?
What can you do to prevent getting them?
How do you intervene once you have them?
Knowing is half the battle.

Lecture follows a short member meeting at 10am.

STFS Meeting April 12 – Food Forests

Food Forests – presented by Jacqueline Cramer
Saturday April 12, 2014
part of the STFS Monthly Meeting 10am-noon
Open to the public.
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Jacqueline will discuss the permaculture concepts used to create the Beacon Food Forest, in both ecological and social realms. She will discuss food forest practices in designing, installing, planting, and maintaining. Forest gardening involves planting an under-story of edible plants to complement fruit trees, and selecting various species to enhance the health of the forest garden. She will buy chantix online 1mg also describe their process to access public land, and promote community design and implementation.
Jacqueline Cramer has worked with the land for over 25 years as farmer, land use planner, landscaper, gardener, and designer. She is also an educator and community activist, working to collaborate and include, celebrating collective action and synergy it creates.

Other activities at the meeting:
Free grape cuttings to members (first come, first served).  Buffalo, Campbells Early, Cascade, Champagne, Delaware , Einset, Freedonia , Glenora , Himrod , Interlaken , Jupiter, Mars.