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 Think Spring Presentation: Learn about growing Fruit! 
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THINK SPRING: Orchard Care Seminar

9 am – 12:30 pm, Saturday, January 21, 2012

McLoughlin Hall, Clackamas Community College, 19600 Molalla Ave, Oregon City, OR 97045

On Saturday, January 21, 2012 we have planned a great way to sweep away the cobwebs of winter and launch your mind into spring. A four-speaker forum starts at 9 AM and runs until 12:30 PM. Join HOS and other local home orchardists to socialize, trade notes, and hear some great speakers!

Register through Clackamas Community College. Cost is $15 per person. Call 503-594-3292 or email a request to and a registration form will be sent to you. Pre-registration is suggested. Registration will be allowed at the door the morning of the lecture, if there is room.

Our Publications Chairperson, Jodi Gurtov, will have a table full of useful books for sale to further enhance your ability to plan, select, plant and grow a satisfying and successful edible landscape.

Hope you will join us as we THINK SPRING!

Think Spring! Schedule of speakers

9–9:40 am Will Newman: Spring Soil Care for Fruit Trees

Don’t neglect the basis for all successful growing, your soil! Will is here to get us charged up about spring-appropriate soil amending, soil tests, and compost to feed your fruit trees.

9:50–10:30 Karen Tillou: How to Select the Best Fruit Varieties for YOU!

Good decision making ahead of time can prevent disappointment and frustration down the line. Learn to consider your needs, the fruit’s needs, and microclimate issues before planting, so you select the right fruit, and the most suitable varieties for your endeavors.

10:40–11:20 Monica Maggio: Planning your Fruiting Landscape

Site mapping and design preparations can help you better place fruiting plants in your yard and maximize your home’s fruit growing potential. Join the HOS Arboretum manager to learn more about planning your site and filling the gaps in your fruit garden!

11:30–12:30 Vern Nelson: Espalier techniques for the Home Orchard

Join Portland’s premier espalier master to learn about establishing, pruning and maintaining your espaliered fruit trees. Espalier is a great space-saving way to fit a lot of trees in a small space, and there are some specific techniques and tools that ensure your espaliered trees stay healthy and productive.

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Sat Jan 07, 2012 11:44 pm

Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 10:57 am
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Location: Portland, OR
Post Re: Think Spring Presentation: Learn about growing Fruit!
I emailed Loretta about the pre-registration. She said that one should probably email Thursday or Friday, to be able to respond back with preregistration on Friday. Of course, if you don't preregister on Friday, you can just register on Saturday.

I will be going. Say hi to me if we have only communicated on this forum. I love to connect faces with email messages.

It doesn't look like you'll be missing any great gardening weather if you go, and it's only in the morning. :)
John S

Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:50 pm
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