Historical News Archive

Spring Plant Availability

Plant sales are available for PICK UP only.  We cannot ship plants. We will set up an appointment once the order is received via email. Payment is due at pick-up check or cash only. Scientific Common Size Quantity Cost     Vitis lambrusca Glenora Seedless Grape 1 gallon 2 $10 Vitis lambrusca Catawba Red Seeded Grape 1 gallon 6 $10…

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Fruit Propagation Fair…***CANCELLED***

In response to Governor Brown’s announcement we are cancelling this weekends Fruit Propagation Fair. Please stay safe, stay well. Home Orchard Society

Registration is open for our Fruit Tree Pruning Intensive

Home Orchard Society Arboretum January 26th, February 9th and 23rd 10am-2pm rain or shine! Join Tonia Lordy, arboretum manager for 12 hours of individualized, side by side, hands-on instruction in the art and science of fruit tree pruning. This is a great opportunity for… Homeowners who have a few fruit trees, but are still timid about pruning Students who want…

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2019 All About Fruit Show!

Home Orchard Society’s famous annual fall tasting event, “The All About Fruit Show”, is for fruit enthusiasts of all ages! See and taste hundreds of varieties of heirloom fruit from the Pacific Northwest including apples, pears, plums, grapes, kiwis, quince, and more. Home Orchard Society aims to help lots of folks launch into the pleasure of growing good fruit at…

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Evening Harvest Walk -September 21st

This was such a popular and super fun event the last few year, we decided to do it again!  Here is what one of the previous  attendants had to say about the series: This past summer, I had the wonderful opportunity to join Tonia, the arboretum manager, as she provided an guided tour of the orchard.   The three Harvest Walks were scheduled…

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You still have time to sign up for our Community Orchard or Community Supported Agriculture programs

Community Orchard Program It is not too late to sign for our COP BENEFITS…. *Free entry to all arboretum “workshops” *Fresh fruit from our orchard during harvest season (June-November) *Hands-on organic gardening and orcharding experience *Exercise that benefits the mind and body *Access to propagation material from many differing plant species *Fresh medicinal and culinary herbs that are grown in…

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Spring Plant Sale May 11th

SATURDAY MAY 11th 10am-3pm The Home Orchard Society has been sharing our love of backyard fruit growing for the last 40 + years.  We invite you to join in the fun and grow some fruit! What’s available? … -dwarf and semi dwarf fruit trees (newly grafted): apple (30+ varieties!!!), European pear, Asian pear -blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, thimbleberries, strawberries, currants, evergreen…

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WINTER WEATHER CLOSURES at the ARBORETUM

The Clackamas Community College campus closes for inclement weather.  If the campus is closed than the Home Orchard Society Arboretum will also be closed.  All workshops and activities will be cancelled for the day.  Please stay posted to your favorite news station for their school closing list.  CCC will also have an alert on the home page of their web-site: https://www.clackamas.edu/…

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