2016 All About Fruit Show – Saturday

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Date/Time
Saturday, 10/15/2016
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location
Clackamas County Fairgrounds


Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Main Pavilion Clackamas County Fairgrounds
Canby, OR 97013

Entry Fee:
Member – $5 individual, $10 family
Non-member – $7 individual, $12 family
Join HOS at the door and you will get in free!

The Home Orchard Society’s famous annual fall tasting event, “The All About Fruit Show”, is for fruit enthusiasts of all ages! 

What Awaits You:
Tasting Tables
Speakers (see schedule below)
Apple ID Team
Large Fruit Contest
Arboretum Tables
Make-A-Tree Orders
Plant Sales (figs, apples, pears, and grapes)
Door Prizes!

Who Else?
Lowell Cordas Tools
One Green World
Raw Honey Sales

Volunteers: We need help to pull off such a terrific event, so if you would like to take one three-hour shift or work all day, we would truly appreciate it. Don’t forget…our volunteers will get free entry in to the show.
If you would like to volunteer email: info@homeorchardsociety.org

Speaker schedule:

Saturday

11:00 AM:   LOWELL CORDAS

Lowell is our “Tool Guy” but he has also been studying Fruit Rootstocks. He will be sharing information about the ‘international world of fruit rootstocks’. And, of course, he will answer questions about his many quality gardening tools.

12:30 PM: JIM OLIPHANT

Jim is the Plant Propagator at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis. He can help you be successful in growing berries in your yard. The flora and fauna that share the environment with your small fruits are the key to success. Be sure to come armed with questions, because he loves to share his knowledge.

2:00 PM: JOSEPH POSTMAN

Joseph is the curator of the pear collection at the National Clonal Germplasm Repository in Corvallis. He is a world traveler; studying pears, their cultivation, the many varieties flourishing around the globe.  Over the last several years he has fine-tuned the list of favorites of the more than 1,000 in the orchard. If you are unsure what variety to grow, don’t know if it needs a pollinator, have questions of how to use the fruit – Joseph is happy to share his knowledge and expertise.

Sunday

12 Noon: RON SPENDAL

Ron will tell you “How to Raise Mason Bees”. There are new challenges Mason Bees are facing. Ron will share his vast knowledge about these important pollinators, the best housing for them,  and why they are key to success in your fruit orchard.

1:30 PM: MARISHA AUERBACH

Marisha is an expert in permaculture and presents classes at local universities. The word “Permaculture” is used by many, but its’ application is often misunderstood. Marisha clears up the question “what is it?”, explains why you should try it, and then suggests “the way to put permaculture to work in your own yard”.