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This Thursday in the Fruit Garden

Come help out in the Fruit Garden! By Tom Wake We have a very large fruit set so we Fruit Garden volunteers will continue thinning this Thursday from 9 am to noon.  The honey berries are turning blue so it … Continue reading

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Kiwi pruning and fruit sampling July 16, 2016

Bob Glanzman, also known as Kiwibob, will be demonstrating the summer pruning of hardy kiwis, and also talking about growing figs here in the PNW in the Fruit Garden on Saturday, July 16th, beginning at 10:30 am. Following Bob’s workshop … Continue reading

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Come help in the Fruit Garden this week!

On May 5th from 9 am to noon we will finish thinning the pears and we will start thinning the apples. There are a number of trees in the nursery that will be planted. We will continue to look for … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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