SSFS May Meeting: The Ugly Side of Fruit Growing

Nina Dickinson explores with us some common disease and insect pest of fruit. For over 30 years Nina

Nina Dickinson explores with us some common diseases and insect pests of fruit. For over 30 years Nina has worked in retail and wholesale nurseries, adapting to ever-changing problems, products and expectations. Please join us.

The meeting is on Tuesday May 7 th from 7 to 9 PM. It is at the GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia, WA.


SCFS Mtg “Netting Trees” Thurs 5/9/19

Please join us Thursday evening, May 9, 2019, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 2nd Street, Snohomish to hear Barb Burrill from City Fruit, Seattle speak to us about how to net fruit trees to keep the pests out. Barb Burrill will provide tips and tricks to protect your fruit trees, so that they produce more fruit for consuming or sharing! She will discuss basics on local fruit tree pests and why & how to net your fruit trees. City Fruit is a Seattle non-profit that promotes the cultivation of urban fruit in order to nourish people, build community, and protect the climate. They promote the sharing of extra fruit, provide assistance in cooking and preserving the fruit, and protect the health and vitality of the trees. Each year, they harvest tens of thousands of pounds of fruit, sharing the vast majority of it with more than 50 food banks and community partners, across the city.

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.

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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PFC April 11 – Tapping maples

Marilyn Brennan will give us a presentation on tapping maple trees and making syrup at our meeting this Thursday, April 11.  We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, at 7 pm.

SSFS April 2 Meeting – All About Grapes

All About Grapes with Gary Gorremans. Tuesday April 2, from 7pm to 9pm at the GRUB farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, Olympia, WA 98502

Gary grows over 50 varieties of grapes. Bring your questions about which grapes to grow and how to grow them. Everyone welcome.

SCFS Mtg “Pollinators and Their Fruit” Thurs 4/11/19

Please join us Thursday evening, April 11, 2019, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish  Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 2nd Street, Snohomish to hear Dave Pehling speak to us about Pollinators – the Best pollinators specific to each type of fruit tree grown in our area.

Dave is a retired WSU Snohomish County Extension zoologist that has been studying and teaching about insects since 1978. He is a Journeyman Beekeeper through the Washington State Beekeepers Association. Special interests include insect pest management, arthropod parasites (especially mosquitoes), and pollinators, especially honey bees. In addition to his entomological work, Dave taught vertebrate pest management for the WSU Extension Master Gardener and Livestock Adviser programs.

Dave continues to teach in the community, including Master Gardner classes.
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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PFC Mar. 14 – Kratky gardening

PFC member Nick Jones will be teaching us about the Kratky gardening system at our meeting this week at the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton on Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm.

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)