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 home. If you love fruit or want to grow your own fruit trees, this is the place to be.
- Free with entry – hundreds of varieties of fruit to see and taste!
- The Apple Detectives will work to identify your unknown varieties. Please read about our ID guidelines
- Large fruit contest! Door Prizes!
- Speakers presenting on a diversity of fruit-growing topics (visit the website for the presentation schedule)
- Cider pressing demos & tastings (fun for the whole family!)
- HOS expert table to answer your fruit growing questions!
- Plants and trees for purchase from HOS or One Green World or order a custom grafted tree through HOS Make-A-Tree program.
- Plus … mason bee supplies, fruit socks, fruit tree growing publications, heirloom apples (limited quantity) & more for purchase!
– $5 for members (family $10)
– $7 for non-members (family $12)
– Free if you join HOS at this show!
If you would like to volunteer for the show, please contact us at HOS.firstname.lastname@example.org. Admission fee is waived for volunteers. You can choose your shift or volunteer for the day!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 11:00 AM
APRIL JAMISON is passionate about HOLISTIC FRUIT TREE CARE – and that is her career as owner of Garden Ecology. Her knowledge covers pruning, pest and disease management – as well as soil and water preservation and successful companion planting. Her insights will offer ground-work for beginner gardener/orchardists and suggest new opportunities for experienced “tillers of the soil”.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1:00 PM
CASIMIR HOLESKI, HISTORICAL APPLES, EXPLORING FOR LOST FRUIT, this is his passion. He is a founder of Boundary County Orchard Restoration Project and owns a permaculture inspired nursery in Idaho. He will offer insight into the challenges of finding the remnants of old orchards in the “outback” of the Pacific Northwest. He is dedicated to a resurgence of interest in fruit culture and propagation.
JONATHAN BRANDT, RAINWATER AND GREYWATER RESOURCES. In 2011 he formed Portland Earth Care to teach and facilitate the natural resources that surround us. His focus is to guide and transform habitat into a healthy plant system, supporting humans and pollinators together. Jonathan is a certified greywater installer, who designs and installs systems in Oregon to save our natural habitat.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1:00 PM
TODD MORRILL, THE CRAFT OF MAKING HARD CIDER AT HOME, which he has been doing for more than twenty years. He has developed the skills and techniques to turn apple juice into a wonderful home-brewed cider. His insights will help manage the beginners fears and allay possible catastrophes. Todd is a Director on the HOS Board, and is pleased to offer a fun adventure into home brewing.