Feb 2021 South Sound Fruit Society Meeting – Growing Raspberries

Our next Zoom meeting is February 2nd, at 7 pm and is about “Growing Raspberries in PNW Home Gardens.” 


Washington State is a leader in red raspberry production. Backyard gardeners can also enjoy raspberry growing in Washington State. This presentation will give an overview of red raspberry and key consideration for small-scale production in the home garden.

Lisa Wasko-DeVetter is an Associate Professor of Horticulture at Washington State University. Her program focuses on maximizing productivity, fruit quality, and on-farm efficiencies while ensuring the health of adjacent natural resources critical for small fruit crop production in the Pacific Northwest. Crops that she works with include red raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry. 

Topic: South Sound Fruit Society – Monthly Meeting February 2, 2021
Time: Feb 2, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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January 5th SSFS Meeting – Gardening for Climate Change

January 5th at 7 pm, Daron Williams, the Community Conservation Manager at Capitol Land Trust.


Daron will be speaking about How to Prepare your Gardens and Orchards for Climate Change

Climate chaos is upon us. Droughts are becoming more common. And when the rains come, they come in torrents. How do you help your plants thrive in the face of so much vulnerability and disruption? Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to make your plants more resilient to climate change. In this discussion, Daron will talk about how climate change is expected to impact our region and offer key steps you can take to help your gardens and orchards thrive amidst the storms of the future.

Bio: 

Daron Williams is a restoration ecologist, lifelong gardener, and founder of Wild Homesteading. He created Wild Homesteading to help people enjoy wildlife, grow food, and help heal our living world. He has managed the restoration program for a local non-profit, and he applies principles of restoration and permaculture on his own property, transforming degraded pasture land into forests, wetlands, hedgerows, food forests, and permaculture gardens. He holds a Master of Environmental Studies degree from The Evergreen State College and an Associate of Applied Science degree in water resources. He loves sharing the joy of growing food with his two children.

South Sound Fruit Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: South Sound Fruit Society – Monthly Meeting January 5, 2021
Time: Jan 5, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Dec 2020 SSFS Meeting: Many Trees Project

Hi all,

We will reconvene on December 1stat 7 pm.

 Chris & Guy from the Many Trees Project will speak about the history and social and ecological roles of nut trees as food sources, carbon sinks, and key elements in biodiverse habitats. From the ancient chestnut forests of Italy to the coppiced hazelnut forests of the British Isles to the oak savannas of North America, nut trees have long been a sustainable and renewable source of food and material. We’ll touch on nut forests in history, on current efforts in North America and elsewhere to experiment with large scale perennial tree crops to replace fossil fuel-intensive monoculture, and about the chestnut trees that we are currently distributing throughout the Puget Sound area with the aim of increasing biodiversity and food security. We’ll end with some notes on chestnut propagation, care, and further resources.

Many Trees is offering the seedlings  to individuals to plant on their property through an application form on his web site. The website talks about other trees the project is starting and how you can participate. The project is facilitating planting hundreds of fruit and nut trees in Olympia to develop abundant and regenerative food sources for a changing climate, -for more information on this group look up the Many Trees Project.They have 1-year-old chestnut seedlings available now!

The philosophy behind the project includes global climate change mitigation by growing trees for food and carbon sequestration. Fruit and nut trees can live for hundreds of years, providing healthy local food, biodiversity, clean water, carbon sequestration and shade in a climate-changed world. By planting fruit and nut trees and sharing plant propagation and grafting skills, the project is helping to create a community resilient to whatever climate change may bring.

Here’s the Zoom link for the December 1st meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89447914579?pwd=VFdsRGFrbzk1Z1NtS1NkTWcveHllQT09/.

Meeting ID: 894 4791 4579
Passcode: 782164

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South Sound Fruit Society – October 2020 Meeting

Tuesday, October 6th at 7pm we will be having a general meeting and discussion of this year’s harvest, the good, the bad and the ugly are all welcome, except for the discussion of politics.

Let it be a vacation from the chaos.

Topic: South Sound Fruit Society’s Monthly Meeting – October 6, 2020

Time: Oct 6, 2020 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Please remember to send in your $20 membership dues to:

Jackie Paquin, SSFS Treasurer

3403 Steamboat Island Road #571. 

Olympia, WA 98502

The list will start to be weeded out.

To all Chapter WCFS members:

It is renewal time again for Good Fruit Growers magazine including new subscribers. Our WCFS non profit group subscription rate is again $25 for the coming year. 

Thanks! Still eagerly awaiting a volunteer for the club presidency !

Francesca for

 South Sound Fruit Societyhttp://southsoundfruitsociety.org

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

SSFS  facebook www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

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Events Canceled until Further Notice

GRuB has decided, which makes a lot of sense as Thurston County has it’s first reported case of Corona Virus, to cancel all indoor events at GRuB.

So this Sunday’s tool sharpening event is cancelled and Tuesday meetings are cancelled until further notice.
Please stay well and hope to see everyone once the disease has run it’s course,
Francesca Ritson for

Gary Gorrehmans, President

 South Sound Fruit Societyhttp://southsoundfruitsociety.org

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

SSFS  facebook : www.facebook.com/SouthSoundFruitSociety

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SSFS Oct 2019 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’sw Broom as a substrate for container plants.

Oct 1, 2019 7PM at Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliott Ave, NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Web: Southsoundfruitsociety.org

Facebook: www.facebook.com/SouthSsoundFruitSociety

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An Introduction to Blueberries

The South Sound Fruit Society Sept 2019 meeting:

An Introduction to Blueberries by Gary Gorremans

Tuesday Sept 3rd at 7PM at the Grub Farmhouse, 2016 Elliot Ave, Olympia

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.

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Bud Grafting

Collecting Bud Wood

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Covering Fruit Trees : City Fruit Experiment

B. Burrill City Fruit – WCFS Grant Report January 2019

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