Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tree Fruit Diseases Lecture – May Meeting

Tree Fruit Diseases – presented by Bekie Jackson, Snohomish Fruit Society President
Saturday May 10, 2014, 10am-noon
part of the STFS Monthly Meeting 10am-noon

Open to the public.
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Apple Scab, Anthracnose, Powdery Mildew, Peach Leaf Curl, Brown Rot, Bacterial Canker, and more.
What causes them?
How do you identify them?
What do they do to your plants and fruit?
What can you do to prevent getting them?
How do you intervene once you have them?
Knowing is half the battle.

Lecture follows a short member meeting at 10am.

Food Forests Lecture – April Meeting

April Member Meeting – Saturday April 12, 2014
The Brig, Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115

Seattle Tree Fruit Society (STFS) will feature Jacqueline Cramer discussing the permaculture concepts used to create the Beacon Food Forest, in both ecological and social realms, and food forest practices in designing, installing, planting, and maintaining. Food forest, or forest gardening, involves planting an understory of edible plants to complement fruit trees, and selecting various species to enhance the health of the forest garden. She will also describe their process to access public land, and promote community design and implementation.
Jacqueline Cramer has worked with the land for over 25 years as farmer, land use planner, landscaper, gardener, and designer. She is also an educator and community activist, working to collaborate and include, celebrating collective action and the synergy it creates.
The talk will follow a short STFS Member Meeting at 10am. Talk is open to the public.

Free grape cuttings to STFS members (first come, first served). Buffalo, Campbell’s Early, Cascade, Champagne, Delaware, Einset, Freedonia, Glenora, Himrod, Interlaken, Jupiter, and Mars.

Door Prize: Show up at the meeting, and if your number is drawn, go home with a Spokane Beauty apple tree – 6 feet tall in a pot.

Seattle Tree Fruit Society is a nonprofit, bringing together urban farmers from the Greater Seattle area who share an interest in growing fruit trees and berries.



10:30/12:30 – 4:00, 2014
Cedar Valley Grange
20526-52nd Ave West
Lynnwood, WA

STFS Members

Welcome back to the Cedar Valley Grange where we had the grafting workshop earlier this month.

Our parent organization, the Western Cascade Fruit Society will have a board meeting over lunch from 10:30 until 12:30 this Saturdaythe 5th of April. Following that will be the membership meeting and program as follows:

10:30 -12:30 WCFS Board meeting
12:30-1:00 Displays and Spotted Wing Drosophila Trap making workshop
1:00-1:45 Dr. Bob Norton “Growing Cherries in Western WA”
1:45-2:00 WCFS Membership meeting
2:00-3:00 Dick & Marilyn Tilbury, Bekie Jackson (SCFS Research Team):  “SWD: History, Overview and Trial Results”
3:00-4:00 SWD Trap Making Workshop

Please recognize Emily MacRae and Bekie Jackson for the outstanding job they have done of putting this event together.