Come to the 40th Annual Fruit Propagation Fair!

Join us for the 40th Annual Fruit Propagation Fair! Sunday March 22nd, 10am – 4pm Clackamas County Fairgrounds – 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR This event will be held at the main pavilion at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. In a few short hours, we’ll sell hundreds of rootstocks, give away thousands of scions, graft untold numbers of trees, complete…

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Join us for our Blueberry Pruning Class

Saturday March 7th 11am – 2pm @ the HOS Arboretum, Clackamas Community College Join Arboretum Manager, Tonia Lordy, for pruning classes to help improve your home orchard. Properly pruned blueberries produce larger crops of sweeter fruit and have less disease and insect problems. Tonia will demonstrate the best pruning practices for your blueberry bushes and provide guided, hands on instruction….

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Join us for our Fruit Tree Grafting Class

Join us on Saturday February 28th at Clackamas Community College! We’ll be offering Beginner and Intermediate workshops for hands-on experience with grafting your own fruit trees. Co-sponsored by Clackamas Community College. Rootstock and scion wood provided. Take home your own fruit tree! Bring hand pruners and a grafting knife, exacto knife, or utility knife. Fee: $15 Beginner- 9:00am-10:20am, course #HOR-008-06…

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Join us for our Winter Fruit Tree Pruning class!

Home Orchard Society Fruit Tree Pruning class @ HOS Arboretum, Clackamas Community College, Oregon City, OR 97045 HOS members will teach and demonstrate basic pruning and training practices for a wide variety of fruit trees and other fruiting plants. Register through Clackamas Community College. Call 503-594-3292 or email request to lorettam@clackamas.edu and a registration flyer will be sent to you….

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Join us for “Think Spring” this weekend!

Start off the year by joining us and other orchardists for a morning of fantastic speakers at this year’s Think Spring! Saturday January 24th, 9am – 1pm @ Clackamas Community College 9:00 am – Dan Estacia of Salem’s Terra Gardens will talk on soil. 10:00 am – Marisha Auerbach will speak on Permaculture. 11:00 am and 12 noon – Our…

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Join us for Scion Collection this weekend!

Our annual scion exchange is approaching and we need your help!!! Join an awesome group of hardy volunteers for scion/cutting collection at the Home Orchard Society Arboretum. Rain or Shine! Wear good outside gear. Bring pruning tools if you have them. What’s a scion you ask?…it’s the young, one year old growth on a fruit tree that is cut off…

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250 varieties on a single apple tree!

Here’s an article about a man in England who has grafted 250 varieties of apples on his tree over the last 24 years! Pretty amazing!

Apple Detective Searches for Extinct Varieties

HOS Board Members Joanie Cooper and Shaun Shepherd have been collaborating with a gentleman in Eastern Washington (Dave Benscoter) who’s been searching for lost apples. He sent them 4 boxes to look at this year and they spent many hours working on identifying them. Joanie & Shaun found 4-5 that they’re pretty sure are not known to exist and 3…

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