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



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

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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


A form of fruit tree grafting in the summer


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 chip budding is

• Various applications of the method

• A demonstration on apple rootstock and


• 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.

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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.

PFC May 9 – Plant sale & Q&A

Our annual member plant sale is coming up at the meeting this Thursday, May 9, at 7 pm in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.  Bring your extra plants, starts, tubers, seeds, trees, bushes, or whatever to the meeting.  Proceeds will go to the club treasury.  We will also have a discussion about what activities the club would like to pursue, what topics and speakers members would like to have, etc.  Bring your fruit-growing questions too for a general Q&A session.

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

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