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Aug
9
Sat
Seattle reLeaf Tree Ambassadors: Wallingford / Fremont Landscape Makeover
Aug 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tree Huggers Unite @ Aurora & N 46th

Join the Seattle reLeaf Tree Ambassadors for a neighborhood work party to clean up the N. 46th St. & Aurora bus stop and staircase and give it a new look!

We’ll be pulling weeds, picking up garbage, and mulching to make the area safer and more pleasant for transit users and pedestrians.

Please join your neighbors, meet new friends, and offer a hand. We’ll provide tools, gloves and refreshments. No prior experience necessary—work options for all ages.

Meet at the northeast side of Aurora & N 46th intersection, 915 N 46th St. Seattle, WA
RSVP here

Contact treeambassador@seattle.gov with questions.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

Luscious Landscaping with Fruits: A Lecture & Garden Tour with Dr. Lee Reich
Aug 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Luscious Landscaping with Fruits: A Lecture & Garden Tour with Dr. Lee Reich

downloadLuscious landscaping is the way to beautify your grounds and to put local, healthful, flavorful food on the table.

Following the lecture, we will explore the gardens at Magnuson Park. Participants will have the opportunity to purchase Dr. Reich’s books and ask him their burning fruit tree questions!

Lee’s lecture will highlight:

  • Landscape features – fall color, beautiful flowers, nice bark – of fruiting plants that are on a par with landscape features of strictly ornamental plants,
  • Landscape uses – groundcover, specimen shrub, hedge – that can be fulfilled by fruiting plants, and
  • The best fruiting landscape plants in terms of low maintenance, pest resistance, ornamental assets, and good flavor.

Current City Fruit members can email info@cityfruit.org with the Subject Line Lee Reich Discount Code to receive 25 percent off ticket purchases. 

Aug
16
Sat
Seattle reLeaf Tree Ambassadors: Beacon Hill Volunteer Work Party
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Renew the Urban Landscape on Beacon Hill

Come join the Seattle reLeaf Tree Ambassadors in renovating the traffic triangle at 15th Ave and Beacon Ave S. Join your neighbors and help us take the first steps towards creating a wonderful landscape that all will enjoy by helping us pick-up trash, weed, and mulch.

Meet at the Shell Station on Beacon Ave. S. & 15th Ave. S. at 9 am.

Tools, gloves, safety vests, and snacks will be provided.

Contact treeambassador@seattle.gov with questions.

RSVP here

Aug
23
Sat
Seattle Tilth: Basic Canning 101
Aug 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Basic Canning 101           

  • Saturday, August 2310 a.m.-noon

Learn 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.

$45 INDIVIDUALS, $35 SEATTLE TILTH MEMBERS, $68 HOUSEHOLD PRICE FOR TWO ADULTS

4649 Sunnyside Avenue N

Contact Mellissa Dison: register@seattletilth.org(206) 633-0451 x 128

Sep
5
Fri
Rowan Jacobsen & Clare Barboza with Langdon Cook: The Apples You Never Knew About
Sep 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

51gneLUdvsLRowan Jacobsen and Clare Barboza with Langdon Cook: The Apples You Never Knew About

There are thousands of apple varieties in North America, but only a few are offered in grocery stores. In Apples of Uncommon Character, James Beard Award-winner Rowan Jacobsen takes readers beyond the Red Delicious and Granny Smiths of the world, offering a look at 123 varieties of this most “uncommon” fruit. Part-cookbook, part-scientific study, Jacobsen’s book explores these apples — from the D’Arcy Spice to the Hidden Rose — giving historical anecdotes, descriptive characteristics, and popular recipe ideas. He’ll be joined by Clare Barboza — the documentary food photographer behind the book’s stunning imagery — and journalist Langdon Cook, author of The Mushroom Hunters. Jacobsen is also the author of A Geography of Oysters.

Presented by: Town Hall, Book Larder, and the Northwest Cider Association, as part of Washington Cider Week and Town Hall’s Arts & Culture series. Sponsored by City Arts.
Town Hall member benefits: Priority seating, discounted onsite book sales.
Tickets: $5.
Doors open: 6:30 p.m.
Learn more: About Jacobsenabout Barbozaabout Cook.

Sep
11
Thu
Seattle Tilth: Basic Canning 101
Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Basic Canning 101

  • Thursday, September 116:30-8:30 p.m.

Learn 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.

$45 INDIVIDUALS, $35 SEATTLE TILTH MEMBERS, $68 HOUSEHOLD PRICE FOR TWO ADULTS

4649 Sunnyside Avenue N

Contact Mellissa Dison: register@seattletilth.org(206) 633-0451 x 128

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.