Tools, tools, so many tools! An often overlooked task in growing good fruit is the care and maintenance of your tools. At our December meeting, Bill Davis will provide a hand’s on demonstration of proper care of pruning/grafting equipment, including sharpening, proper cleaning and storage, recommendations on where to get good equipment, and appropriate timing of these tasks. Bill’s thought is that well maintained garden tools are a true sign of a skilled gardener and will reward the owner with many years of faithful service.
The meeting starts at 7 pm at the Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish, 402 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290. The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. A brief business meeting will precede the presentation. Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) is a chapter of Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS). For further information, call (425) 398-5544.
Bill Davis is a longtime member of the WCFS, the Seattle Tree Fruit, and the Western Washington Fruit Research Foundation (WWFRF). He has served on the Board of Directors of both the WCFS and WWFRF. For many years, he has taught Fruit Tree Grafting at Edmonds Community College, Sky Nursery, The Center for Urban Horticulture, and the University of Washington as well as various fruit organizations. Bill also performs custom grafting services upon request. For further information, see the recent article in the Seattle Times article, “Want Heritage Apples? Grow Your Own”