SCFS Mtg “Growing Avocados” Thurs 3/14/19

Please join us Thursday evening, March 14, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402 2nd Street, Snohomish to hear our very own member, John Cornell, speak to us about Growing Avocados. John is our Board Vice President and has been a commercial avocado grower in California since 1992. His 34 acre orchard in Southwes Riverside County, currently grows Hass and Reed avocados, but they also have Star Ruby Grapefruit, Southern Highbush Blueberries, Seedless Kishu citrus and other assorted citrus and stone fruit. Approximately two acres of John’s California property has experimental rootstocks selected by UC for evaluation trials. If that isn’t enough, John is also the current Editor of the Index Insider Newsletter distributed throughout the avocado grower community and past member of the research committee for the
California Avocado Commission! Bring your pen and note paper as it is sure to be an informative evening!

Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our new members and enjoy some snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview. We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker.
We look forward to another great year of learning and growing more & better fruit!

The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited. Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402 2 nd Street, Snohomish, WA 98290.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
https://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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SCFS hosts FRUIT FESTIVAL 3/30, 11a-3p

Join us for a fruit filled day at the FRUIT FESTIVAL, hosted by the Snohomish County Fruit Society (SCFS) (a chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society (WCFS). The event will be at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, 402 2nd St, Snohomish, WA 98290 on Saturday, March 30 from 11a-3p. There will be an exhibitors hall with fruit-related businesses, organizations, non-profits and educational displays. Several seminars will be held on topics such as pruning, native fruits of Washington, and more. We will also have scionwood, grafting demonstrations, and an interactive fruity kids’ zone.
Tentative Schedule:
11a – 3p – Exhibitor Hall – fruit-related business, organizations, non-profits, & educational displays (Farmer Frog, Sno-Valley Tilth, Evergreen Fair Open Class, Western Cascade Fruit Society, etc). Also fun & fruity Kids Interactive Zone
12p-1p – Brown Bag lunch Seminar & WCFS Annual Member Meeting
1p-2p and 2-3 – Seminar Session 1 & 2 (Pruning, Native Fruits of Washington State, etc)

SCFS Mtg “Treating Anthracnose” Thurs 2/14/19

Please join us Thursday evening, February 14, 2019, from 7-9pm at the Snohomish Boys & Girls Club, located at 402  2nd Street, Snohomish to hear Greg Giuliani speak to us about anthracnose in the orchard, how to recognize and then treat the disease.

Greg has been a Seattle Tree Fruit Society (STFS) member since the late 1990’s and has a small orchard of 30+ trees at his home between Woodinville and Duvall. Over the last 6 years, Greg has experimented, successfully, using petroleum jelly to inhibit apple anthracnose lesions from spreading reproductive spores in an effort to break that disease’s reproduction cycle in the orchard. Greg will give a power point presentation about how to recognize and treat the disease. What is really great is that the treatment is quick, easy, inexpensive and has zero collateral tissue damage!

Please come a few minutes early to meet some of our members and enjoy some snacks, desserts, and beverages. We will start our meeting promptly at 7pm with a short business overview.  We will continue to dedicate some time for a question & answer session for those members experiencing problems in their orchards (Please bring samples of your issue if possible), and then we will welcome our speaker. We look forward to another great year of learning and growing more & better fruit!

Snohomish Boys and Girls Club, 402  2nd Street, Snohomish, WA  98290.
The meeting is open to the public and everyone is invited.

Snohomish County Fruit Society
A Chapter of the Western Cascade Fruit Society
https://snohomishcfs.wordpress.com/

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Country Living Expo & Cattlemen’s Winterschool Jan 26

Saturday, January 26, the Stanwood FFA, WSU Livestock Master Foundation, and WSU Extension and the Cattlemen’s Association will again present the Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool. You can attend classes on a multitude of topics, network with other small farmers, enjoy a prime rib lunch and visit with local agricultural businesses. Registration is required. This year’s speaker is notable Dr. Temple Grandin.

More information at: https://extension.wsu.edu/skagit/countrylivingexpo/

SCFS at Seed Savers Exchange Feb 2

Come join us at the Snoqualmie Seed Exchange, Saturday, February 2, 11 am to 2 pm at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, WA. SCFS will have a booth at this year’s exchange. It’s a free community event for all gardeners and small farmers. More details on the 2019 Event Page

Demonstrations • Vendors/Exhibitors •
Kids’ Area • How to come prepared • Map to Cedarcrest High School
Lots of Seeds have been donated!

Join us at the Evergreen Fair

Now that the smoke has finally begun to clear, it’s time to head outdoors. Hopefully that includes a trip to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe, going on now through September 3. SCFS has a booth in the 260 area, between the Red Gate and the Grandstand and right next to the bee booth. SCFS Members will be manning the booth on the weekends as well as the last day of the fair. Stop in an say hello and take a look at the display including a list of the upcoming seminars for this fall. Enjoy!

Feb 24 Prune-a-thon at Sky Nursery

Saturday, February 24, from 9am – 4pm
PRUNE-A-THON

Join Plant Amnesty and Sky Nursery for a full day of free pruning demonstrations, consultations, and fun.
Free pruning seminars throughout the day on various topics:

9:30 Structural Pruning Young Trees
11:00 Clematis Made Easy
12:30 Training Young Fruit Trees
2:00 Pruning Japanese Maples

Horticultural organizations to answer your questions:
Plant Amnesty
Seattle Tree Fruit Society
The Garden Hotline
Master Gardeners
NE Seattle Tool Library

Free mini design consultations with local landscapers.
Walk & Talk with a Plant Geek–tour Sky Nursery with an expert and get answers to your plant questions.
Bring your hand pruners for sharpening (no saws!) and learn to clean and care for your tools.

A portion of Sky’s sales for the day will be donated to Plant Amnesty to support their educational programs.