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.

SSFS November 2018 Meeting: Maple Syrup and Apple Cider

Peg Amandes will talk about making maple syrup from our native Big Leaf Maples and other trees growing in the Pacific Northwest.
Brian Williams will talk about the basics of brewing hard cider at home. There are many apples this time of year and for some people too many to know what to with them all. Learn how to convert your excess apples into juice and alcoholic cider.

Tuesday November 6th, 7-9PM

SSFS meets at:

The GRuB Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave., NW, Olympia, 98502

Peninsula Fruit Club – Fall Fruit Show

2018 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 dozens 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. 27 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 event on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/events/327966648024460/