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Check your Kiwis for AYLS!

In preparation for the coming workshop on kiwi pruning, please check your kiwis for AYLS, a condition or disease which causes yellow blotches on leaves. See Kiwibob’s AYLS web page for more information and photos. I checked my kiwi’s here … Continue reading

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Summer Workshop in 10 days!

Saturday, July 16th. Registration begins at 10:10 am, pruning demo starts at 10:30 am in our Fruit Garden, at 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon.   The kiwis are waiting for Kiwibob to come and give them a much needed training … Continue reading

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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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