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City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Summer Pruning
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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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. Instructor 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.


The workshop is free.  To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.

Ambassador and Orchard Steward Volunteer Info Session
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Join our information session to learn about how you can become more involved as a volunteer with City Fruit!
City Fruit Ambassadors are responsible for working within their neighborhoods to raise awareness about Seattle’s urban orchard, the annual harvest, and the impact of sharing the fruit with our neighbors in need.
City Fruit Orchard Stewards work with a team directly in a public orchard of their choice to help care for the fruit trees, from watering and mulching, to pruning and harvesting.
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Cook It, Freeze It, Can It: Using Up Your Summer Produce
Aug 22 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

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We want you to waste less, eat more, and learn all the ways to use up your leftover food. Whether you struggle with using everything in your CSA or you have an overabundance of fresh fruit from your backyard, we’re here to help! Learn the tips and tricks to using up the summer harvest and get some handy guides for food storage for your next weeknight meal. Turn those chard stems into a shareable dish your friends will envy. Throw that frozen fruit into a pie shell for a quick desert. Get some canning tips and recipe guide for a quick pickle and different ways to preserve the flavors of the season. Class is FREE!

Sign up here.

This class is made possible by Seattle Public Utilities.

City People’s Garden Store Workshop: Growing Specialty Fruits
Sep 13 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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


The workshop is free.  To register, email or call City People’s Garden Store at (206) 324-0737.