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 a variety of fruit-growing topics! (see schedule below – we’ll update it as soon as we have more speakers confirmed!)

*HOS expert table to answer your fruit growing questions!

*Cider pressing!

*Plus … One Green World, Lowell Cordas Tools, Raw Honey Sales, mason bee supplies, fruit tree growing publications, custom-grafted trees, door prizes, & more!

Admission:
– $5 for members (family $10)

– $7 for non-members (family $12)

– Free if you join HOS at this show!
For more information about HOS, go to www.homeorchardsociety.org

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 us if you would like to volunteer: 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”.