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.
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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
Compost and Potting Soils: Growing Container Plants without Peat
Ian Stoner will discuss potting soil types, compositions and possibilities for renewal materials. He will also include a discussion of his own experiments using Scot’s Broom as a substrate for container plants.
Oct 1, 2019 7PM at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA 98502
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.
An Introduction to Blueberries by Gary Gorremahs. Gary was a longtime member in Seattle Tree Fruit Society until buying acreage and building a home outside of Winlock. He grows grapes and 160 blueberry bushes of various ages, and 7 varieties.
Tuesday Sept 3rd at 7PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia, 98502
South Sound Fruit Society: http://southsoundfruitsociety.org
SSFS facebook : www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety
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.