Meeting Review

 You’ll find information covered in our regular meeting talks on this page, including website links, book suggestions, and interesting tidbits from the meetings. As this information grows, we’ll make some changes to the layout of this page. Hopefully this index to past meetings will help for the time being.

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10/13/2016 – Biochar – Norman Baker

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09/08/2016 – Fruit Pests & Beneficials – Martha Clatterbaugh

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06/09/2016 – High Tunnels – Mark and Patricia Lovejoy

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05/12/2016 – Biodegradable Mulches in StrawberriesCurtis Faustich

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04/14/2016 – Apple Anthracnose – Whitney Garton

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03/10/2016 – TBD

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02/11/2016 – Kiwis – KiwiBob Glazeman

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01/14/2016 – Can this fruit tree be saved? or should it? – Randy Lee

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12/10/2015 – Grapes – Michelle Moyer

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11/12/2015 – Decorating with Fruit – Carolyn Black

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10/8/2015 – Cider – Carol Miles

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09/11/2015 – Raspberry & other Caneberries – Lisa DeVetter

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06/11/2015 – Pollinators – Dave Pehling

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05/14/2015 – Composting – Jeff Thompson

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04/09/2015 – Cranberries – Frank Caruso

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03/12/2015 – Human Solutions to Wildlife in the Garden – Cindy Kirkendall, PAWS

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02/12/2015 – Plant Propagation with Randy Lee, Lori Brakken, & Laure Jansen

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01/08/2015 – Organic Gardening with Michael Phillips (videos)

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12/11/2014 – Tools and Tool Care with Bill Davis

Coming soon…

 

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11/13/2014 – Edible Landscape with Zsofia Pasztor

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10/9/2014 – Pears with Jacqueline King

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9/11/2014 – Drying Fruit with Terrie Irish

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6/12/2014 – Proper Watering & Drip Irrigation with Jeff Thompson

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5/8/2014 – Tomatoes with Dr. Carol Miles

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4/10/2014 – Tree Fruit Diseases with Bekie Jackson

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3/29/2014 – Grafting Workshop with Greg Giuliani and Bill Davis

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3/13/2014 – Fruit Trees – The First Five Years: Rootstock to Fruiting with Greg Giuliani
Greg did a great job giving an overview of a lot of points on selecting, planting, and caring for fruit trees. If there was a topic covered tonight that you would like to have a more in depth talk about, please email us and let us know.

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2/13/2014 – Soil Fertility with Randy Lee

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1/9/2014 – Dormant Season Fruit Care with Randy Lee

  • Grow Fruit – book recommended by Randy Lee
  • Growing Fruit– book by the Royal Horticulture Society (RHS)
  • Scion Wood Collection and Storage by Greg Giuliani
  • Scion wood Collection and Storage notes from Randy Lee
  • Pruning – covered general pruning as well as specific fruits (Apple, European Pears, Sweet Cherries, Peaches/Nectarines/Apricots, Plums & Prunes, Grapes, Blueberries, Huckleberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, & Strawberries
  • RHS Fruit Pruning and Care Videos (keep in mind this is England, but I found these videos helpful)
  • Improving the Soil – next SCFS meeting will address this topic more in depth – join us on Thurs, Feb 13 at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club.

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12/12/2013 – Blueberries with Keith Stocker

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11/16/2013 – SCFS Club Cider Press –
What a great day! 1000lbs of apples, three presses, lots of people and food and definitely lots of fun. Thanks to everyone who contributed!

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11/14/2013 – “Fresh Fruit Storage: A Reason To Do What You Do” with Randy Lee

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10/1/2013 – “Growing the Aristocrats of the Summer Garden, Heirloom Melons” with Carol Bello”

Some of Carol’s suggested sources for supplies:

Other sites to consider:

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9/12/13 – “Growing Figs in the Pacific Northwest” with Bob “Kiwibob” Glanzman

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6/13/13 – “Canning Basics” with Stephanie Hagarty, Master Food Preserver
Stephanie gave us some great resources. We hope to have her back sometime soon for a hands on workshop on canning or drying. Contact SnohomishCFS@gmail.com if you would be interested in attending.

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5/9/13 – “Native Berries” with Monica Van der Vieren, Native Plant Steward
Great presentation tonight! This summary doesn’t do Monica’s talk justice but hopefully it has some good reference material in it.

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4/11/13 – “Pest Management” with Dave Pehling, WSU Extension, Snohomish County
Great presentation by Dave tonight. He covered a lot of ground: spotted wing Drosophila, apple maggot, brown marmorated stink bugs, hares & rabbits, voles, and mountain beavers. Here are some of the links he referenced in his talk.

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3/16/13 – “Pruning & Grafting Workshop” with Bill Davis, Greg Guiliano, & Gil Schieber

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3/14/13 – “Building a Belgian Fence” with Lori Brakken

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2/13/13 – “Grafting and Scion Gathering” with Gil Schieber

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1/10/13 – “Winter Care in the Orchard” with Larry Davis
Link to Handouts Larry had during the meeting:

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12/15/12 – “Bats, An Extraordinary Species” with Dean Olsen; also Presentation, Officer Elections, & Chapter Potluck

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11/8/12 – “Mason Bees” with Missy Anderson
Some useful information mentioned during the meeting about mason bees, honey bees and other bee pollinators.

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10/11/12 – “Apple Identification” Mike Ewanciw, Seattle Tree Fruit Society
Check out the Apple ID Tool on the Seattle Tree Fruit Society’s webpage, a database of information on about 300 apples varieties. From database managers, the three most useful characteristics in identifying apples seem to be harvest time, color, and stem length. In order to identify an apple variety it is recommended that you have at least 5 samples including stems.

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9/13/12 – “Soil Health & Improvement” Caitlin Price, Snohomish Conservation District
Resources mentioned during Caitlin’s talk.

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