All About Fruit Show 2015

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Date/Time
Saturday, 10/17/2015
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 – $4 individual, $8 family
Non-member – $6 individual, $10 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
Apple Pie Contest
Large Fruit Contest
Arboretum Tables
Make-A-Tree Orders
Door Prizes!

Who Else?
Lowell Tools
One Green World

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.
Contact Jacqueline Freeman if you would like to volunteer: friendlyhaven@gmail.com

Speaker schedule:
Saturday
11:00am – Nik Wiman, Entomologist, OSU. He is a specialist in fruit tree pests, particularly working on Brown Marmorated Sting Bug (BMSB) and Spotted-Wing Drosophila (SWD.)

12:30pm – Jim Gilbert of Northwoods Nursery “Growing Figs, Kiwis, Persimmons and other unique and delicious fruit.” Learn about choosing and growing the best varieties for our climate.  Plus, Jim will talk about searching for new Fig varieties on his recent trip to Italy.

2:00pm –  Jacqueline Freeman will talk about Pollinators (her recently published book on this subject “Spirit Bee” has just gone international!) http://spiritbee.com/

Sunday
11:00am – Marisha Auerbach, Local Permaculture teacher. Will discuss understory permaculture in the orchard.

12:30pm – Ann Ralph, author of “Grow a Little Fruit Tree”. Will discuss year-round pruning and cultural techniques to keep your backyard fruit trees a manageable size.

2:00pm –
Todd Morrill & Shaun Shepherd will present a “how to” of making cider at home for beginners. Both of these gentlemen have many years of experience making cider and Shaun Shepherd is currently involved with a commercial operation, Bull Run Cider.