Author Archives: Brian Williams

SSFS Grafting Workshop and Scionwood Exchange

Learn to make your own tree by grafting rootstock onto the scion wood of your choice or an existing tree. We will demonstrate grafting and have custom grafting available ($10). We will have various rootstocks for sale ($4) , and … Continue reading

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SSFS March 2019 Meeting: Fertilization for Nutrient Dense Fruit

Steve Smith will share his results, recommendation and enthusiasm on how to grow flavorful and nutrient-dense fruit based on his many years of growing at his farm and 140 tree mixed orchard. The meeting is on March 5th from 7 … Continue reading

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SSFS February 2019 Meeting : Old Fruit Trees : Prune or Toss

Join us for a discussion of caring for old fruit trees.   Meet at GRuB, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia, Wa.  Feb 5th, 7PM  to 9 PM.

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SSFS Workshop: Fruit Tree Pruning at Harmony Farm Preserve

Hello everyone, Due to the weather forecast for this weekend, we have decided to cancel the Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop that was scheduled for this Saturday, February 9th. We plan to reschedule and will let you know when the new … Continue reading

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SSFS Workshop: Pruning Vines: 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 grapes we started on last year: bring tools and dress warmly. … Continue reading

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SSFS Nov 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 … Continue reading

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Oct 2018 SSFS Meeting : Preserving the Harvest

The October 2018 South Sound Fruit  Meeting topic is Preserving the Harvest by Peg Amandes and Francesca Ritson. They will talk about different methods of food preservation, different fruits that grow in the area and much more. It will be … Continue reading

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Sept 2018 SSFS Meeting: Apple Identification

Sept 2018 South Sound Fruit Society Meeting Jean Williams is speaking at the  meeting on Sept 4th on Apple Identification. Bring your apples so we can admire and taste. The meeting is at Grub, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, at … Continue reading

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August 2018 Meeting: Irrigation

South Sound Fruit Society Members and Friends, The meeting on August 7th is going to be David Muehleisen, PhD, Evergreen Faculty member and Farm Coordinator, talking about irrigation: Being Water Wise in Your Home Orchard. The meeting is at Grub, … Continue reading

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June 2018 Meeting: Conversation with Bill Horn

South Sound Fruit Society Members and Friends, The topic of this month’s meeting program is a Conversation with Bill Horn. He has been active and past president in the Tahoma chapter of the WCFS. Currently he is managing the WCFS … Continue reading

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