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 a variety of fruit-growing topics! (see schedule below)
*Apple Pie Contest – get your pies in by 11am on Saturday, the contest will happen at 2pm
*HOS expert table to answer your fruit growing questions!
*Plus … One Green World, Lowell Tools, mason bee supplies, fruit tree growing publications,
custom-grafted trees, door prizes, & more!
– $4 for members (family $8)
– $6 for non-members (family $10)
– Free if you join HOS at this show!
For more information about HOS, go to www.homeorchardsociety.org
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!) http://spiritbee.com/
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.
UPDATE: Pictures from the Fruit Show!