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 scion wood from many apples pears and plums ($1). We will have grafting knives for sale and the other incidentals used in grafting.

The workshop is on March 2 from 10:30 am to 2 PM at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA 98502. The event is free and everyone is welcome.

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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 to 9PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA 98502.

All are welcome.

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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 date has been set (tentatively for February 23). If you cannot make the new date (I will send a follow up email in the coming days to confirm the date), please let me know ASAP so that I can allow waitlisted folks to sign up.

Thank you!

Mary Birchem

Outreach & Education Coordinator

Capitol Land Trust

4405 7th Ave SE Ste 306 | Lacey, WA 98503

360.943.3012 ext. 9  | CapitolLandTrust.org

 

 

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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.

Free to members, $10 donation for non-members.

 

SSFS kiwi 1_12_19 Poster

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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 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

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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 on Tuesday October 2 at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, NW, Olympia from 7 to 9 PM. 

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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 7PM as usual.

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

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

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

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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, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, at 7PM as usual.

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

SSFS Facebook page is : https://www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

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

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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 booth at the State Fair in Puyallup in Sept. and working with the Curran Orchard in University Place. He is knowledgeable about various heritage orchards in the Dupont area. He is a Master Gardener and teaches a class in insects.

The meeting is on Tuesday June 5th at Grub Farmhouse from 7 PM to 9PM. Grub is located at 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia ,98502. All are welcome!

Brian Williams

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