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Apr
26
Sat
Grow Healthy Fruit without Chemicals
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Grow Healthy Fruit without Chemicals @ Bradner Gardens Classroom | Seattle | Washington | United States

Insect footies on treeThis City Fruit class offers up-to-date information about preventing apple maggot fly, codling moth and other common fruit tree pests and diseases without using harmful chemicals.  A holistic approach to tree health relies on integrated pest management and a respect for basic permaculture principles.

 

Apple maggot David SmithInstructor Gail Savina has been gathering and testing information on pest prevention methods for urban fruit trees for the past seven years and will provide fact sheets, maggot barrier order forms and a list of resources.

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May
6
Tue
Save the Date for GiveBig Day!
May 6 – May 7 all-day

City Fruit is participating in the Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig!

givebig_miniThe Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire
people to give generously to nonprofit organizations who make our region a healthier and more vital place to live.

Each donation* made on The Seattle Foundation’s website between midnight and midnight (Pacific Daylight Time) on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, will receive a prorated portion of the matching funds from the “stretch” pool. The amount of the “stretch” depends on the size of the stretch pool and how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. As long as you have an internet connection (or access to the internet on your mobile phone), you can participate!

* The Seattle Foundation will “stretch” all donations up to $5,000 per donor, per organization.


 

WIN A GOLDEN TICKET!

Throughout GiveBIG, donors will be chosen at random from all donations made up to the
time of the drawing. The winner will have an additional $1,000 given in their name to the
same charity that received their donation. The winner will also receive a $100 gift card, courtesy of Starbucks!

Jun
8
Sun
Organic Pest Management for Fruit Trees
Jun 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are pests bugging your fruit trees?

Learn how to prevent and manage common fruit tree pests and diseases — including codling moth, apple maggot fly, scab and fungal diseases — without toxic chemicals.  Simple preventive measures such as practicing good tree hygiene and encouraging beneficial insects are encouraged.

Codling_worm_1_David_SmithInstructor Gail Savina is the director of City Fruit and has been teaching and practicing urban pest control in fruit trees for the past six years.

This class is part of the Second Sunday Series of fruit tree classes, a collaboration between City People’s Garden Store and City Fruit.

Call City People’s at 206-324-0737 to register.

Jun
28
Sat
Sustainable Ballard: 6th Annual Ballard Edible Garden Tour
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

sustainable ballard

Be inspired! Check out your neighbors’ gardens!  This walking or biking tour provides examples of creative uses of parking strips, containers, raised beds, bee houses, chicken coops, goats, fruit trees & berries and more!  Meet the gardeners and ask questions.  The tour includes more than a dozen gardens to explore within walking distance of the Ballard P-Patch.  Purchase tickets on the day of the event in the parking lot at Our Redeemer’s Church. For more information visit Sustainable Ballard. 

Jul
10
Thu
Seattle Tilth: Basic Canning 101
Jul 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Tracy Jam closeupLearn everything you need to know to safely can fresh food at home.

This class provides an introduction to water bath canning, including food safety, necessary equipment and expert tips. Learn the best types of food to preserve through canning and get a chance to experience the process in class. You’ll leave with the skills you need to can jams, tomatoes, chutneys, quick pickles and more. Enjoy the taste of your summer harvest all winter long! This class includes hands-on canning in the kitchen, so prepare to get messy.

This is a four-part class:
·         Thursday, July 10; 6:30- 8:30 pm
·         Saturday, July 26;  2-4 pm
·         Saturday, August 23; 10 am-noon
·         Thursday, September 11; 6:30-8:30 pm

 

If you would like to register by paper, please use this form and e-mail  register@seattletilth.org, fax (206) 633-0450 or send to 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98103.

Jul
13
Sun
Canning Basics
Jul 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Too much fruit to eat at once?

Learn the basic principles and procedures behind canning and preserving fresh fruit.  The class covers canning equipment and jars and the basics of the water bath canning method.

Tracy cooking jarsThis class is part of the Second Sunday Series of fruit tree classes, a collaboration between City People’s Garden Store and City Fruit.

Call City People’s at 206-324-0737 to register.

Aug
10
Sun
Summer Fruit Tree Pruning
Aug 10 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Summer is a great time to prune fruit trees

Some think it’s the best time.  Learn why to prune in late summer, the biology behind fruit tree pruning, pruning tools and basic cuts.

B Erwine 1Instructor Bill Wanless is co-owner of brooke/wanless gardens, a garden care and pruning service.  He is an ISA certified arborist with over 20 years field experience. He specializes in pruning small trees, shrubs and vines, including fruit-bearing plants.

This class is part of the Second Sunday Series of fruit tree classes, a collaboration between City People’s Garden Store and City Fruit.

Call City People’s at 206-324-0737 to register.

 

 

 

 

 

Sep
14
Sun
Growing Specialty Fruits: Kiwi, Quince, Figs
Sep 14 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Many desirable fruits – including figs – do well in Western Washington.

Learn which varieties are best, the basics of growing these fruits and how to harvest and use them.

Desert King FigsInstructor Tracey Bernal is a professional gardener and former pastry chef, and she comes from a family of gardeners and fruit lovers. A member of Seattle Tree Fruit Society and lifelong resident of the Puget Sound area, she knows that nothing compares to the flavor of fruit just picked from your own backyard. She grows, harvests, preserves, and consumes pears, apples, figs, Asian pears, berries, and many unusual fruits in an over-planted garden south of West Seattle.

This class is part of the Second Sunday Series of fruit tree classes, a collaboration between City People’s Garden Store and City Fruit.

Call City People’s at 206-324-0737 to register.

 

Oct
12
Sun
Cider and Apple Juice Basics
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cider and apple juice are fast becoming the ‘new’ thing.

The delicate flavor of ciders pairs well with a variety of foods, especially Asian, and the abundance of apples and pears makes apple juice and cider natural beverages for the Pacific Northwest.  This class covers which apples to use, the basics of pressing juice, making apple juice and moving on to cider.

Girls with press 6This class is part of the Second Sunday Series of fruit tree classes, a collaboration between City People’s Garden Store and City Fruit.

Call City People’s at 206-324-0737 to register.