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.

SSFS Oct Meeting: Compost and Potting Soils

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

Web: Southsoundfruitsociety.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

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.

SSFS Sept 2019 Meeting: Blueberries

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 Societyhttp://southsoundfruitsociety.org

SSFS  facebook www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

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.

SSFS Workshop : Chip Budding

CHIP BUDDING

A form of fruit tree grafting in the summer

WORKSHOP and DEMONSTRATION

Jamie Cummins will explain and demonstrate asummer grafting method known as chip budding.

Jamie has experience chip budding in a variety ofsettings – in a large conventional nursery, a small diversified nursery, as well as home orchards.

WHAT WILL BE COVERED

• What chip budding is

• Various applications of the method

• A demonstration on apple rootstock and

trees

• Questions and answers

July 27, 2019

Saturday 10am-1pm

@ the GRuB Farmhouse

2016 Elliot Ave NW

Olympia WA

with Jamie Cummins

$10 fee for non members. Free for members.

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

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

SSFS facebook : www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

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.