All About Fruit Show 2015

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Sunday, 10/18/2015
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

Clackamas County Fairgrounds

Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Main Pavilion Clackamas County Fairgrounds
Canby, OR 97013

Entry Fee:
Member – $4 individual, $8 family
Non-member – $6 individual, $10 family
Join HOS at the door and you will get in free!

The Home Orchard Society’s famous annual fall tasting event, “The All About Fruit Show”, is for fruit enthusiasts of all ages! 

What Awaits You:
Tasting Tables
Speakers (see schedule below)
Apple ID Team
Apple Pie Contest
Large Fruit Contest
Arboretum Tables
Make-A-Tree (Order your very own custom-grafted tree!)
Door Prizes!

Who Else?
One Green World
Lowell Tools

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 Jacqueline Freeman if you would like to volunteer:

Speaker schedule:
11:00am – Nik Wiman, Entomologist, OSU. He is a specialist in fruit tree pests, particularly working on Brown Marmorated Sting Bug (BMSB) and Spotted-Wing Drosophila (SWD.)

12:30pm – Jim Gilbert of Northwoods Nursery “Growing Figs, Kiwis, Persimmons and other unique and delicious fruit.” Learn about choosing and growing the best varieties for our climate.  Plus, Jim will talk about searching for new Fig varieties on his recent trip to Italy.

2:00pm –  Jacqueline Freeman will talk about Pollinators (her recently published book on this subject “Spirit Bee” has just gone international!)

11:00am – Marisha Auerbach, Local Permaculture teacher. Will discuss understory permaculture in the orchard.

12:30pm – Ann Ralph, author of “Grow a Little Fruit Tree”. Will discuss year-round pruning and cultural techniques to keep your backyard fruit trees a manageable size.

2:00pm –
Todd Morrill & Shaun Shepherd will present a “how to” of making cider at home for beginners. Both of these gentlemen have many years of experience making cider and Shaun Shepherd is currently involved with a commercial operation, Bull Run Cider.