Volunteer in the Fruit Garden April 20th

On April 20th from 9-noon come out to the Fruit Garden and help with pruning, looking for tent caterpillars and transplanting young trees.

 

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Blueberry Mulch

The Fruit Garden volunteers have recently finished putting a layer of biodegradable mulch covered with several inches of sawdust on the blueberry beds. This should not only help  suppress weeds, but it should help suppress the mummyberry apotheca (mushrooms) and reduce mummyberry infection.

Blueberry mulch sm

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March 5th Winter Field Day schedule change

The 1:30 – 2:20 pm demonstration of Pruning Freestanding Cherry Trees, which takes place in the Fruit Garden and which was originally to be done by Dr. Bob Norton, will now be done by Bob Baines.

 

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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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