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Register today for HOS-NAFEX-CRG Conference!

Update 7/7/14: Registration has closed for the event.

Exactly 3 months from today, the “Big 3″ of North American amateur fruit-growing organizations will be converging for what is sure to be an exciting and informative conference!

Representatives from HOS, NAFEX (North American Fruit Explorers), and CRG (California Rare Fruit Growers) will be providing three days of lectures, meetings, tours, and other activities!

Space is limited for many of the weekend’s events so register today!

Paw Paws growing on a tree. Photo from

Paw Paws growing on a tree. Photo from

Now is the time to order Fruit Sox!

Hello Pome Fruit lovers!

If you want to protect your pome fruits from Apple Maggot and Codling Moth, now is the time to order fruit sox!

Within the next month or so, you’ll want to do some fruit thinning and apply pest barriers so order your fruit sox while we’ve still got them in stock!

Apples with footies applied

HOS in The Register Guard

On March 23rd, Home Orchard Society (HOS) was mentioned in an article in The Register Guard, a Eugene, OR – based newspaper. The article is about the Annual Fruit Propagation Fair at Lane Community College.

Pome News editor Karen Tillou, HOS Board Member Shaun Shepherd, and HOS Member Nick Botner are all featured in the article.

HOS Featured on OPB TV

In case you missed it, we wanted to let you know that Home Orchard Society (HOS) was featured on OPB’s Oregon Field Guide TV program on November 7th, 2013!

This 9 minute episode, “Apple Detectives Try to Save Thousands of Varieties”,  features HOS Board Members Shaun Shepherd and Joanie Cooper, as well as HOS Member Nick Botner.

Please help us spread the word about HOS by sharing this link with your friends, family, and others who may be interested!

For those who would prefer to watch it on TV, this segment will be re-broadcast as part of a three-segment episode on OPB on May 1st at 8:30pm.

Photo by Vince Patton, OPB

Niedzwetzkana Apple at Nick Botner’s orchard. Photo by Vince Patton, OPB.