Crown Hill Fruit Harvest
City Fruit works neighborhood by neighborhood to help residential tree owners grow healthy fruit, harvest and use what they can, and share what they don’t use with others. www.cityfruit.org
Donate fruit . . . If you have more healthy fruit than you need and would like to donate some of your harvest, contact Jen Mullen, Harvest Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 352-9580.
Help harvest fruit . . . If you would like to help pick fruit and deliver it to food banks and community centers, contact City Fruit at email@example.com.
Need fruit . . . If you or your organization need fruit and can’t afford to buy it at the market, contact City Fruit.
Support us .. . Join us in building community and strengthening our local food system by becoming a member of City Fruit. See www.cityfruit.org/membership/htm.
This project is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund award from the City of Seattle, Department of Neighborhoods.
Saturday, Sept 18th, 2010
10 AM – 2 PM
Tour the 119 year old orchard, see displays to learn more about growing your own trees, bring apples from your trees to determine their variety, live music, food booths, learn about orchard history, grapes in the orchard, pest management, permaculture, kids crafts and more.
http://pipersorchard.wordpress.com/category/festival-of-fruit/, 206-684-0877, or firstname.lastname@example.org
City Fruit will be hosting two Summer Fruit Tree pruning classes in Seattle this summer. These are hands on classes taught by some of the most experienced teachers in the area. To register: click on the link of the class you want to attend (These link to the class registration at Brown Paper Tickets). You can also send a check, with the name of the class and your contact information to City Fruit, PO Box 28577, Seattle 98118. Cost is $15 for City Fruit members, $20 for non-members. After registering, you will receive confirmation and the address of the class. If you can’t afford a class but really want to learn, email us at email@example.com.
July 17 Summer Pruning, North Seattle. 10:30 am – noon. Summer pruning discourages excessive new growth and “can be used to slow down overly vigorous trees or trees that are too large” (P. Vossen). It is most effective between June and late September. Learn the proper techniques at this workshop located in a heritage urban orchard. Ingela Wanerstrand is the owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible garden design and coaching. She has been pruning fruit trees professionally for 14 years and leads the urban agriculture guild of Sustainable Ballard.
Comments on Ingela’s last class: “I wish I had taken this class 10 years ago. It was the best two hours I’ve spent learning about pruning ever.”