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Portland Fruit Tree Project

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PFTP's mission is to increase equitable access to healthy food and strengthen communities by empowering neighbors to share in the harvest and care of city-grown produce.

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Saturday
Jul
16
2016
Saturday, July 16, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Bud Grafting Saturday July 16th, 10am - 1pm SE Portland, Powellhurst-Gilbert neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basic techniques of bud grafting (budding). This method of grafting will allow you to combine different varieties and species of fruit into a single tree more quickly and with greater success rates than other grafting methods. This fun workshop will be an opportunity for you to gain a basic understanding of different bud grafting methods and when they should be used. About the instructor: Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. In 2010, he returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture. His botanical specialization is grasses. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1585&reset=1
Tuesday
Jul
12
2016
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
Summer Pruning Tuesday July 12th, 6pm - 8:30pm SW Portland, Maplewood neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of summer pruning in order to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! Summer Pruning is a great time to de-invigorate an overgrown tree and encourage the continued development of fruiting laterals. This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pruning cuts and when these cuts should be used. About the instructors: Ben Gibson has been working with trees since he was a skidder operator as a teenager. Since 2008, he has been working in the urban arboriculture field. He has taken on the roles of ISA Certified Climbing Arborist, Crew Lead, and Salesman. In April 2013, he started his own small business as "The Tree Nerd." This allows his to focus on the beauty and long term health of trees. He specializes in ornamental pruning of all kinds, and is happy to share his passion and knowledge of trees with any who will listen. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1586&reset=1
Saturday
Jun
25
2016
Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Summer Pruning Saturday June 25th, 10am - 1pm NE Portland, East Columbia neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of summer pruning in order to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! Summer Pruning is a great time to de-invigorate an overgrown tree and encourage the continued development of fruiting laterals. This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pruning cuts and when these cuts should be used. About the instructor: Instructor TBA The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1593&reset=1
Sunday
May
22
2016
Sunday, May 22, 2016 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning Sunday May 22nd, 1pm - 4pm SW Portland, Washington County, off Canyon Rd In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of springtime pest and disease assessment and fruit thinning to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pests and diseases commonly found in the Portland area as well as the importance and how-to of fruit thinning. If you have samples of pest and/or disease affected fruit, leaves, or twigs - please bring them to the workshop in a sealed container so we can try to ID them. About the instructor: Heidi Noordijk studied horticulture at Michigan State University and Cornell University - specializing in pomology (tree fruits). Heidi has participated in research projects involving apple tree physiology, berry production, and tree fruit entomology. Heidi has also worked on various orchards and farms in the PNW and east coast. Heidi currently works for OSU's Small Farms program. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1605&reset=1
Tuesday
May
17
2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 6-8:30pm
6-8:30pm
Spring Tree Care: Pest & Disease Management/Fruit Thinning Tuesday May 17th, 6:00pm - 8:30pm SE Portland, Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of springtime pest and disease assessment and fruit thinning to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pests and diseases commonly found in the Portland area as well as the importance and how-to of fruit thinning. If you have samples of pest and/or disease affected fruit, leaves, or twigs - please bring them to the workshop in a sealed container so we can try to ID them About the instructor: Heidi Noordijk studied horticulture at Michigan State University and Cornell University - specializing in pomology (tree fruits). Heidi has participated in research projects involving apple tree physiology, berry production, and tree fruit entomology. Heidi has also worked on various orchards and farms in the PNW and east coast. Heidi currently works for OSU's Small Farms program. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1594&reset=1
Sunday
Apr
17
2016
Sunday, April 17, 2016 from 1-4pm
1-4pm
Venue:
@
SE Portland
Young Fruit Trees & Berries: Planning, Selection, Planting, & Care Sunday April 17th, 1pm - 4pm SE Portland, Pleasant Valley neighborhood April is a good month to plant fruit trees and berry bushes. Learn which types are the best to grow in the sun, shade, and containers. Emphasis on: organic methods, easiest to grow, most productive varieties and techniques, sustainability. In this informative workshop you will learn the basics of fruit tree and berry selection in order to choose an appropriate variety for your space. This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the various factors one should consider when selecting a fruit tree or berry plant for a given site. We'll do some hands-on planting together and participants will also learn some basic steps for young (0-4 yrs) tree and berry care. About the instructor: Jeffrey Harrison holds an M.A. in literary theory and has tutored writers of all ages at Street Roots, PCC – Rock Creek, and in online services. His landscape contracting company is in its 7th year of providing consultation and building services to enhance native ecology, beauty, and sustainability. He has also provided education and leadership to volunteers at Portland Fruit Tree Project for the past 4 years through the Tree Care Teams program. He enjoys writing poetry and songs to sing and play on his guitar. This workshop will be hosted by one of our registered tree owners in SE Portland, Pleasant Valley neighborhood. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1648&reset=1
Saturday
Apr
2
2016
Saturday, April 2, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Bark Grafting Saturday April 2nd, 10am - 1pm NE Portland, Woodlawn neighborhood In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basic techniques of bark grafting (topworking). This method of grafting will allow you to combine different varieties and species of fruit into a single tree during the Spring season. This fun workshop will be an opportunity for you to gain a basic understanding of different grafting methods and when they should be used. About the instructor: Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. In 2010, he returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture. His botanical specialization is grasses. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1606&reset=1
Saturday
Mar
26
2016
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Saturday March 26th, 10am - 1pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood In this fun, hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of grafting, the most common method of fruit tree propagation. Learn why and how grafting is done, what root stock and scion wood are and which ones to use. You'll get to bring home a fruit tree that you grafted yourself and come away ready to propagate more fruit trees on your own! Additional trees & rootstocks will also be available for purchase at the workshop. About the instructor: Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. In 2010, he returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture garden. His botanical specialization is grasses. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1582&reset=1
Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10am-1pm
10am-1pm
Whip Grafting Saturday March 26th, 10am - 1pm NE Portland, Vernon neighborhood In this fun, hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of grafting, the most common method of fruit tree propagation. Learn why and how grafting is done, what root stock and scion wood are and which ones to use. You'll get to bring home a fruit tree that you grafted yourself and come away ready to propagate more fruit trees on your own! Additional trees & rootstocks will also be available for purchase at the workshop. About the instructor: Rick Shory has always worked with plants. In addition to gardening, he has grown and pruned fruit trees, including over 30 years experience grafting. In 2010, he returned to the Pacific Northwest after ten years in Colorado, where he worked in environmental field research and had a home orchard and permaculture garden. His botanical specialization is grasses. The location address and other details will be provided after you register. Register at: http://civi.portlandfruit.org/civicrm/event/register?id=1582&reset=1
Sunday
Mar
20
2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016 from 10am-4pm
10am-4pm
Join Home Orchard Society for the 41st Annual Fruit Propagation Fair! Sunday March 20th, 10am - 4pm Clackamas County Fairgrounds - 694 NE 4th Ave, Canby, OR This event will be held at the main pavilion at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. In a few short hours, we’ll sell hundreds of rootstocks, give away thousands of scions, graft untold numbers of trees, complete our Make-A-Tree orders, and help lots of folks launch into the pleasure of growing good fruit at home! Free with entry – hundreds of varieties of scions! Arrive early for best selection of apple, pear, cherry, plum, persimmon, and peach scions! Free cuttings: grapes, kiwis, and several varieties of berry bushes! Rootstocks & plants for sale! HOS experts will answer your fruit growing questions! Mason bee supplies (we’ll have empty tubes and a limited number of clean cocoons – boxes of 20 for $25, we will not have tubes of dormant bees as in years past) Plus … custom grafting, fruit tree growing publications, door prizes, & more! Admission: – $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 the Volunteer Coordinator for this event, Jacqueline Freeman, at friendlyhaven@gmail.com. If you volunteer, your admission fee will be waived.