Metro Community Enhancement Grant 2016/17

A lot of work has been accomplished around the HOS arboretum this past year, thanks to Oregon City and Metro and their Community Enhancement Grant program. We would not have been able to get all of the work done if it hadn’t been for all of our wonderful volunteers!!! Thank you all so much! Metro Grant 2017

Show your support for the Home Orchard Society

Over the past 40 some years the Home Orchard Society has touched the lives of thousands of fruit growing enthusiasts. We have shared scions, stories, experience and advice with hobbiest from across the globe. We love what we do and want to continue fulfilling our mission of promoting the science, culture and pleasure of growing fruit at home via educational…

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Join us for the 42nd Annual Fruit Propagation Fair

It’s that time of year again! Our volunteers have been busy all winter long harvesting hundreds of varieties of scion wood and propagation material from orchards all over the PNW. We want to share them with you! Sunday March 19th 10am-4pm Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Main Pavilion 694 NE 4th Ave. Canby OR 97013 FREE with entry- hundreds of varieties of…

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Community Orchard kick off!!!

“At a time of unprecedented alienation from nature and knowledge about where our food comes from, Community Orchards are reviving interest in fruit growing. They provide a way to share knowledge and horticultural skills and stimulate us into growing our food again. In the face of climate change, the need to reduce food miles makes the provision of locally grown…

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Join us at the 2016 All About Fruit Show!

It’s that time of year again! Join us for Home Orchard Society’s annual All About Fruit Show! Saturday October 15th & Sunday October 16th 10am – 4pm Clackamas County Fairgrounds, Main Pavilion 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR 97013 Parking is free * See and taste over 500 varieties of heirloom fruit! * Large Fruit Contest! *Speakers will present on…

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Growing Fruit Tree Knowledge with HOS

Orchard People visited the Portland area in March 2015 and took some video footage. Below is the promo video they put together about Home Orchard Society. Enjoy!

Growing Apples in the Tropics

Growing Apples in the Tropics? Really? With climate change, temperatures are getting hotter and hotter. Might be worthwhile to start considering a wider variety of fruits that can be grown here in the Pacific Northwest. Or it may be time to think about adjustments to how we grow our fruit trees. You may be interested in this article about growing…

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Learn about “Step-Over” Apple Trees!

Check it out! Home Orchard Society’s Arboretum Manager, Tonia, talks about “step-over” apple trees. Learn about this great way to minimize use of space while still growing apples at home! Thanks to Orchard People for this video!