Saturday volunteer/educational opportunity

Saturday volunteer/educational opportunities coming!
Those of you who work during the week will soon have an opportunity to volunteer and learn in the Fruit Garden on the 3rd Saturday of each month.   Mike McWilliams will be leading the volunteers. For more information and to sign up click here.

Mike McWilliams teaches about pruning in the Fruit Garden.
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Volunteer in the Fruit Garden

Come to the Fruit Garden at 16650 WA-536, Mt Vernon, WA 98273 at 9 am tomorrow (Thursday) to volunteer. Go through the Discovery Garden to get to the Fruit Garden and go to the sheds on the south end of the Fruit Garden at 9 am. Ask for Tom, the Garden Manager. They will be working on spring pruning. No experience is required.

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Gary Moulon will be at the WFD this Saturday, March 2nd

Gary Moulton will be in our Panel Discussion on Healthy Soil Management at our Winter Field Day this Saturday. We look forward to seeing him again.

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Winter Field Day Coming!

Join us at our annual Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 2, 2019! We’ll have a special emphasis on soil for growing fruit this year plus 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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Sample the Apple and Pear Harvest, October 13th 2018

The Apple and Pear Sample the Harvest Event on October 13th is a great chance to try out the later apples and pears. The event will begin with educational talks and demonstrations about pruning and cider. There will be apples and pears for everyone to take home.

Sampling will take place in the WWFRF Fruit Garden at 16650 State Route 536, Mount Vernon, WA. The Fruit Garden is west of the Discovery Gardens. Parking is at the north end of the Fruit Garden.

Registration begins at 10:30 am. Event begins at 11:00 am.

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Summer pruning workshop has been changed to Thursday, August 9th

Instead of Saturday the workshop will begin at 11:30 on the 9th.

More information here.

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Scionwood list for the Winter Field Day

Here is the list of scion wood we will have available at the Winter Field day on March 3rd, 2018. There will be additional cider apple varieties, but we don’t know which ones yet.

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Unusual fruit at the Winter Field Day

At the the Winter Field Day on March 3, 2018 we will have an emphasis on nuts and unusual fruit such as Persimmon, Medlar, Cornelian cherry, Fig, Mulberry. English walnut, Chestnut and Sea Buckthorn, in addition to the usual pruning and pest classes.

Medlar

Persimmon

Cornelian cherry

Fig

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The Winter Field Day is coming on March 3rd!

Don’t miss our Winter Field Day on Saturday, March 3, 2018. There will be an emphasis on unusual fruit along with out usual workshops and demonstrations on pruning, pest control, and grafting. Scionwood and rootstocks will be available for sale.

See the Winter Field Day schedule here. 

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Abundance of apples

We had an abundance of fine apples for the Sample the Apple and Pear Day on October 14th.  Several years of no spraying had increased the damage from codling moth and apple scab to the point that many apples were unusable last year but this year there was a great improvement in the quality of the apples since we have returned to some spraying for apple scab and codling moth.

Many of the apples are low enough for a small child to pick.

The Jonagold’s were looking good.

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