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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Evening Harvest Walk Series- back by popular demand!!!

This was such a popular and super fun event last year, we decided to do it again!  Here is what one of last years 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 one Saturday evening in…

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Spring Plant Sale May 12th

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!  This is the first of we hope to be an Annual Spring Plant Sale.  Come out and show your support for the HOS! What’s available? … -dwarf and semi…

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ROOTSTOCK SURPLUS SALE!!!

We had a great time at the 2018 Fruit Propagation Fair!  Thanks to all of you who came out and supported the Home Orchard Society. Of course none of our events happen without the support of our dedicated volunteers, our committed board members and the vision and leadership of our wonderful board President, Joanie Cooper who works tirelessly to help…

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2018 All About Fruit Show

On Saturday and Sunday, October 20th and 21st, the All About Fruit Show takes place at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby, Oregon. We are in the main pavilion, with parking right across the street. Hours are 10am to 4pm. Admission for HOS members is $5 per person, $10 per family. For non-members, the admission is $7 per person and…

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Fall Events

Lots of stuff happening around the Home Orchard Society community these days. Fall is that time of year when we invite the community out to the arboretum to help pick up wind fall and press cider. This year we are hosting a Fall Plant sale, which is a new fundraiser for us…we’ll have a few choice apples trees for sale…

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