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Feb
14
Sat
Swansons Nursery Early Spring Sale
Feb 14 @ 9:00 am – Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm

Swansons SaleSwansons Nursery’s Early Spring Sale offers 40% off bare root fruit trees, roses, berries, and shrubs! Also, throughout the event all perennials, herbs, potted trees/shrubs will be 25% off. Check out there website, http://swansonsnursery.com to learn more about the sale as well as educational tools on best practices for planting your new trees/shrubs/herbs/perennials!

Mar
7
Sat
Prune-a-Thon: Mount Baker
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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City Fruit is launching a series of hands-on work parties, classes, and workshops to help you care for your fruit trees! 

This session will take place in Mount Baker and focus on pruning fig trees (the specific address will be sent closer to the date).  A master pruner will lead the session, with assistance from one of City Fruit’s Master Fruit Tree Steward participants!  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own pruning tools, dress for the weather, and wear sturdy shoes.

The Prune-a-thon session will cover: the background and importance of pruning, the best and appropriate tools for pruning, and best practices for beginner level pruning on various types of fruit trees.  Each participant will walk away feeling confident in their ability to care for their own fruit trees. Secure your spot here!

Mar
8
Sun
Pollinators: Mason bees and Honeybees and others
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

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While the honey bee is the poster child for the recent “save the pollinators” movement, people are just beginning to realize how native pollinators—which comprise 99.96% of the pollinator species on the planet—are as threatened, and arguably more important to the future of food. At this class, learn why pollination is important for fruit trees, the history of pollinators, how native bees are different from the industry-standard honey bee, and how to identify local native bees. We will also cover some basics of attracting native bees—including what to plant and how to create nesting habitats.

Instructor Bob Redmond founded Urban Bee Company in 2009. A journeyman-level certified beekeeper, he has held leadership positions with the Puget Sound Beekeepers Association and the Beacon Food Forest.

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.

Mar
14
Sat
Seattle Tilth Master Composter and Recycler Application Deadline
Mar 14 all-day

 

Tilth MC Class

Gain expertise in food waste prevention, recycling, composting and soil building…then teach others! Choose from  three programs in Seattle, south King County, and the Eastside. Applications due March 14. Learn  more http://www.seattletilth.org/compostrecycle.

Planting Fruit Trees
Mar 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Planting Fruit Trees @ City People's Garden Store | Seattle | Washington | United States

Come to City People’s Garden Store to ask questions and get advice on buying edible fruiting plants. Part of the proceeds from their sale comes back to City Fruit.

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

Mar
21
Sat
Grafting Fruit Trees Workshop
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Grafting is a technique used to cultivate your favorite fruit variety on an existing rooted tree or a disease resistant rootstock. Recently, this has become a popular way to grow multiple varieties of fruit on one tree. Patrick Mann, one of City Fruit’s Master Fruit Tree Stewards, has been experimenting with grafting for years on his own trees and the Brandon Triangle Orchard. He has some tips and tricks that makes it easy and accessible for anyone to try! This hands on workshop is meant to teach the home gardener about grafting and how to increase your chances of success. Then help us graft some of our favorites onto our orchard trees on the Burke Gilman Trail.

Pruning & Training Your Young Fruit Tree
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Pruning & Training Your Young Fruit Tree @ Swanson's Nursery | Seattle | Washington | United States

Free Workshop at Swanson’s Nursery

Tips and techniques to get your new fruit tree started off in a strong and healthy direction for a long and fruitful life. Taught by horticulturist and edible landscape specialist, Ingela Wanerstrand

 

Mar
22
Sun
Planting Fruit Trees
Mar 22 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Planting Fruit Trees @ City People's Garden Store | Seattle | Washington | United States

Come to City People’s Garden Store to ask questions and get advice on buying edible fruiting plants. Part of the proceeds from their sale comes back to City Fruit.

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

Apr
18
Sat
Companion Planting for Fruit Trees
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Companion Planting for Fruit Trees @ Swanson's Nursery | Seattle | Washington | United States

Planting design ideas for beauty,tree health, maximizing garden space and creating habitat for beneficial insects. Taught by horticulturist and edible landscape specialist, Ingela Wanerstrand