SCFS Mtg “Growing Avocados” Thurs 3/14/19

Please join us Thursday evening, March 14, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 2nd Street, Snohomish to hear our very own member, John Cornell, speak to us about Growing Avocados. John is our Board Vice President and has been a commercial avocado grower in California since 1992. His 34 acre orchard in Southwes Riverside County, currently grows Hass and Reed avocados, but they also have Star Ruby Grapefruit, Southern Highbush Blueberries, Seedless Kishu citrus and other assorted citrus and stone fruit. Approximately two acres of John’s California property has experimental rootstocks selected by UC for evaluation trials. If that isn’t enough, John is also the current Editor of the Index Insider Newsletter distributed throughout the avocado grower community and past member of the research committee for the
California Avocado Commission! Bring your pen and note paper as it is sure to be an informative evening!

Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our new members and enjoy some snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview. We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker.
We look forward to another great year of learning and growing more & better fruit!

The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2 nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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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.

SCFS to host FRUIT FESTIVAL 3/30

Join us for a fruit filled day at the FRUIT FESTIVAL, hosted by the Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) (a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS)). The event will be at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, 402 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290 on Saturday, March 30 from 11a-3p. There will be an exhibitors hall with fruit-related businesses, organizations, non-profits and educational displays. Several seminars will be held on topics such as pruning, native fruits of Washington, and more. We will also have scionwood, grafting demonstrations, and an interactive fruity kids’ zone.  

Tentative Schedule:
*11a-3p – Exhibitor Hall – fruit-related business, organizations, non-profits, & educational displays (Farmer Frog, Sno-Valley Tilth, Evergreen Fair Open Class, Western Cascade Fruit Society, etc). Also fun & fruity Kids Interactive Zone
*12p-1p – Brown Bag lunch Seminar & WCFS Annual Member Meeting
*1p-2p and 2-3 – Seminar Session 1 & 2 (Pruning, Native Fruits of Washington State, etc) 

SCFS Mtg “Treating Anthracnose” Thurs 2/14/19

Please join us Thursday evening, February 14, 2019, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402  2nd Street, Snohomish to hear Greg Giuliani speak to us about anthracnose in the orchard, how to recognize and then treat the disease.

Greg has been a Seattle Tree Fruit Society (STFS) member since the late 1990’s and has a small orchard of 30+ trees at his home between Woodinville and Duvall. Over the last 6 years, Greg has experimented, successfully, using petroleum jelly to inhibit apple anthracnose lesions from spreading reproductive spores in an effort to break that disease’s reproduction cycle in the orchard. Greg will give a power point presentation about how to recognize and treat the disease. What is really great is that the treatment is quick, easy, inexpensive and has zero collateral tissue damage!

Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our members and enjoy some snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview.  We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker. We look forward to another great year of learning and growing more & better fruit!

Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402  2nd Street, Snohomish, WA  98290.
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
http://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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SCFS at Seed Savers Exchange Feb 2

Come join us at the Snoqualmie Seed Exchange, Saturday, February 2, 11 am to 2 pm at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, WA. SCFS will have a booth at this year’s exchange. It’s a free community event for all gardeners and small farmers. More details on the 2019 Event Page

Demonstrations • Vendors/Exhibitors •
Kids’ Area • How to come prepared • Map to Cedarcrest High School
Lots of Seeds have been donated!

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.

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.

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.

PFC Nov. 8 – Honeybees with Sophia Gwynne

Join us for the last meeting of the year to learn all about raising local honeybees with Sophia Gwynne, President of the West Sound Beekeepers Association.  The meeting is Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.