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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2019 Arboretum Programs

Lots of exciting things happening around the arboretum these days.  We have new workshops and programs planned for the 2019 season.  Stay posted to the events page on this site for updated information on all of our workshops, classes, and events. Here is a look at some of the programs we are offering in 2019 Community Orchard-  Now is the…

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Budding, Summer Pruning and Annual HOS Picnic

Join us this Saturday for our yearly Budding/Summer Pruning Workshop and stick around for our potluck picnic luncheon! August 4th from 9am-3pm at the HOS Arboretum on the CCC campus in Oregon City. Once on campus follow the signs to the BROWN parking lot or Environmental Learning Center. From 9:00 am until 11:00, join HOS members for a free bud grafting class…

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Catch the “Dirt Bag” on KBOO 90.7 FM

Listen and learn about growing fruits, vegetables and more in our region! Call in with your questions! The only show like it in the Pacific Northwest, the Dirtbag is on the second Wednesday of the month from 11 till noon.  Hosted by HOS member Glen Andresen with guest Jim Gilbert, owner of Northwoods Nursery and member of the HOS Board of…

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