Events

Monthly Program

Date:                Feb 27, 2019 Wednesday

Time:               6 PM Refreshments, 6:30 Program

Subject:           Tools, Techniques and Timing

Speakers:        Panel including Paul Schuster, Jerry Gehrke, Vor Hostetler

Location:          Land Trust Building, 10014 SW Bank Rd

Misc:                2019 Membership: 2/27/19 is the last date to pay to stay on our mailing list;  $20 by cash, credit card or check payable to: Vashon Island Fruit Club

Link to January speaker:  Tom Conway (Tall Clover Farm) on Fruit Growing http://tallcloverfarm.com/category/growing-fruit-2

FREE Stone Fruit Trees from Adara Research Project – Dig Your Own

Date:                Feb 16, 2019 Saturday (and Feb 17, 2019 Sunday, 10 AM – 1 PM only if trees are remaining)

Time:               10 AM – 1 PM

Location:          Sunrise Ridge Orchard, 10030 SW 210th St

Misc:                Each tree includes (1) variety each of Sweetheart Cherry, Italian Plum, Orange Red Apricot, Frost Peach and Prima Almond on 1 of 6 rootstocks:  Gisela 3 (3 feet), Gisela 5 (10 feet), Gisela 7 (10 feet), Krymsk 1 (10 feet), Weiroot 72 (3 feet), P. Cera (vigorous).  Some trees are big.  You must bring your own tools for digging and containers for transport.  If you need assistance, bring a friend.  You will be directed where to dig but the rest is up to you.  First come, first served.  Donations gratefully accepted.   Questions:       Anne Woodward wanne1@comcast.net or 206-259-1024.

Winter Demo and Hands-On Pruning Workshops

Date:                Feb 23, 2019 Saturday

Leaders:          Dr. Bob Norton and Arborist Michelle Ramsden

Time 1:            10:00 AM 5-6 yr old trees – Demonstration

Time 2:            11:30 AM Mature trees – Hands-on

Location 1:       Sunrise Ridge Orchard, 10030 SW 210th St (behind medical clinic)

Location 2:       Member orchard, address provided one week prior to event.

Misc:                Bring your favorite, sterilized pruning tools & dress for the weather.

FREE Van Ride to WWFRF Winter Field Day (Mt Vernon, WA)

Date:                March 2, 2019 Saturday

Time:               All day event (departure time & location:  TBA)

Location:          WWFRF (Mt Vernon, WA)

RSVP:               Sign up for van (10 seats left) and pay entry fee of $15 by Feb 23, 2019 Saturday.  Check (payable to Vashon Island Fruit Club), cash or credit card.  You may drive yourself or car pool.  A wonderful event to get a lot of information from the experts in one day.  See attached list of seminars, speakers & events.  Questions:       Charon Scott-Goldman charon@centurytel.net 206-463-2019.

Pre-Ordered Tree Pick-up

Date:                Mar 16, 2019 Saturday

Time:               10 AM – 12 Noon

Location:          Sunrise Ridge Orchard, 10030 SW 210th St

Misc:                If you ordered trees from Emily MacRae last Fall and have not picked them up, this is your pick-up date.   Questions:       Emily MacRae egmacrae@yahoo.com or 206-408-7072.

Anthracnose Presentation in Snohomish County (Car pool wanted)

Our sister club in Snohomish County has a speaker on Feb 14, 2019 Thursday who has been experimenting for 6 years with using petroleum jelly to treat anthracnose.  A member is hoping someone else is interested to car pool.  More info on the meeting: https://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/2019/01/21/scfs-mtg-treating-anthracnose-thurs-2-14-19/  Pls contact Lotus at lotus47@live.com

Bulk Strawberry Plant Order Our club is again accepting the kind offer to join the Snohomish County Fruit Club’s bulk order of bare root strawberry plants at approximately $2.50 per 10 pack.  There are two varieties:  Albion and Seascape.  If you are interested, prior to the deadline of Feb 23, 2019 Saturday, pls email your order to charon@centurytel.net  Description of the berries can be found at https://www.lassencanyonnursery.com/about-us/ Pick-up (TBA):  mid-March (plants will arrive on Vashon the first or second day after being dug)

Wednesday Orchard Work Parties

Date/time:       Every Wednesday, 10 AM – 1 PM

Location:          Sunrise Ridge Orchard, 10030 SW 210th St (behind medical clinic)

Details:            Join the fun!  Dress for the weather and bring your favorite hand tool.  Work 1, 2 or 3 hours.  Come as often as you like.

Sunday Orchard Work Parties (NEW!)

Date/time:       Every Sunday (starting Feb 10, 2019), 10 AM – 12 Noon

Location:          Sunrise Ridge Orchard, 10030 SW 210th St (behind medical clinic)

Details:            Join the fun!  Dress for the weather and bring your favorite digging tool.  Work 1 or 2 hours.  Come as often as you like.

 

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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