The 2015/16 Mason Bee shipping season starts December 7th!!!

Welcome to another winter season of mason bee supplies! Our sale/shipping season begins on December 7th 2015, and runs until our supplies run out! We have had high sales in previous years and run out of merchandise, so please consider ordering early in December or January to beat the rush. Remember: We do not accept pre-orders, nor is there a…

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Join us for the 2015 Annual Meeting & Potluck!

Saturday November 7th, 11:30am – 2:00pm. Home Orchard Society Members & Volunteers are invited to join us at the Environmental Learning Center at Clackamas Community College for this year’s annual meeting! This event is also a potluck so please bring a dish to share! Please arrive at the Environmental Learning Center, Lakeside Room, between 11:30 am and noon.  We’ll have…

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Quince samples at the All About Fruit Show

Join us at the 2015 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 17th & Sunday October 18th 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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Mason Bee Alert!!!

The following is an excerpt from the August 2015 Bee Mail put out by our friends at Crown Bee: Right now mason bees are in a critical development phase. In a normal summer: Spring mason bees should be beginning a final development from larva to adult bee. If you were to open a few cocoons right now, you’d normally find…

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383 Year Old Pear Tree Alive and Well

Read about one of the first fruit trees planted by settlers in America: (external site) http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/first-fruit-tree-planted-america-still-alive-and-well-age-383.html

Budding Workshop, Summer Pruning, and Potluck!

Saturday, August 1st 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Home Orchard Society Arboretum From 9:00 am until 11:00, join HOS members for a free bud grafting class that will teach you the basics of summer fruit tree grafting. Bring your hand pruners and a sharp knife if you have one. At 11:00 am HOS members will demonstrate summer pruning techniques using…

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The Home Orchard Society Turns 40!!!!

Join us for an evening in the orchard, Saturday June 27th from 4 till 7pm. The Home Orchard Society has been sharing scions, stories, and a passion for fruit with Portland area residents (and beyond) since 1975. Join us for an evening in our beloved demonstration orchard to celebrate our founders, members, volunteers, and mission of “promoting the science, culture,…

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Order your fruit sox today!

Hey folks! Spring is here and little fruitlets are growing on the trees! That means it’s time to order your fruit sox. Haven’t heard of fruit sox before? Read more here and order yours today!