Winter Field Day coming March 5th, 2016!

Join us at our annual Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 5, 2016! We’ll have rootstock and scion wood sales, workshops on pruning and grafting, and Fruit Garden demonstration on pruning UFU cherries and slender spindle apples by Tom Thornton of Cloud Mountain farm!  We hope to see you there!

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Board Meeting changed to November 21

All members are welcome to attend the board meeting. We will meet on November 21 from 9 am to 3 pm in Seattle at Sue Williams’ home. Potluck lunch. For directions email info@wwfrf.org.

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Apple and Pear Day changed to September 26th

Due to the unusually warm weather this year the fruit is ripening early and we are moving the Apple and Pear Day up by 2 weeks.

Apple and Pear Day

Saturday, September 26th

11:00am – 2:00 pm

Sample apples and pears!

Sample ciders!

Apple lecture Jacky gray

Jacky King teaches about cider

Registration begins at 10:30 am

11:00am                       Opening speeches, Fruit Garden information

11:00am – 1:00pm       Cider Tasting

11:15am                       Pruning Demo

11:15am                       Fruit Garden Tours (green vested volunteers)

12:00am – 2:00pm       Sampling Apple & Pear Varieties

 

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Thinning & Footies Workshop

Saturday, June 13th, 2015

This will be a chance to learn and get some hands on experience with thinning and putting footies on the developing apple fruit to deter apple maggot and coddling moth damage. The Board Meeting will take place at the same time and then we will have a combined potluck lunch with the workshop participants and then we will all help thin in the Fruit Garden.

10:30-12:30 WWFRF Board Meeting in Master Gardener’s Pavillion

10:00-10:30 Educational introduction to benefits of Thinning and applying Footies

10:30-12:30 Thinning & Footies in Fruit Garden

12:30-1:30 Combined potluck Participants & Board in Fruit Garden

1:30-3:30 Thinning & Footies in Fruit Garden

Don’t forget to bring something for the potluck lunch!

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Change to the Winter Field Day schedule

Susan Dolan is ill and will not be able to speak at the Winter Field Day, so her is an updated schedule.

Revised Winter Field Day Schedule

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Rootstocks and scionwood available for purchase at the 2015 Winter Field Day

Scionwood and rootstocks

Scionwood – $3
Rootstock – $4

 

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Winter Field Day coming March 7, 2015

Join us at our annual Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 7, 2015! We’ll have rootstock and scion wood sales, workshops on pruning and grafting, and Fruit Garden demonstrations on pruning. We hope to see you there!

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Apple and Pear Day

Come to our Apple and Pear Day event on Saturday, October 11, 2014

Learn about apple and pear varieties and see a demonstration of how to prune a central leader tree to an open center shape.  Sample sweet cider. There will be some fresh eating apples and pears available for picking to take home. Begins at 11:00 am. For more information go to Apple and Pear Day.

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Lee Reich to speak this Saturday, August 9th!

Come out and hear Lee Reich speaking on August 9th, followed by a tour of the espalier in our Fruit Garden. Bring a sack lunch.

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Cherry Day is Canceled – Espalier Workshop Instead on Saturday, July 19th 11:00 – 3:00

espalier

Espalier Workshop in the

Fruit Garden

Saturday, July 19th

11:00 – 3:00

$10 for non-members (free to WWFRF members)


Preregistration required: contact Kristan Johnson at fruitgarden@olympus.net
Bring your pruners! Learn how to help espalier specialist Kristan Johnson prune and shape over 1,000 feet of espaliers in this 6 acre Fruit Garden! This will get you started and better prepared for Lee Reich’s Espalier Fruit Garden tour on Aug 9th.

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