Bellwether Pint Night - Cherry Peach Beer Release
Jun
27
5:00 PM17:00

Bellwether Pint Night - Cherry Peach Beer Release

Bellwether Brewing Co. is hosting a community pint night benefiting our organization! They have created a delicious beer with cherries and peaches that we donated last year. Come join our crew for some awesome brews to learn more about us and how you can get involved.

$1 from EVERY pint sold (of any beer) goes directly to the Spokane Edible Tree Project, so come thirsty!

CRATE. food truck will be on site so you can grab some delicious dinner while you’re there! Rumor has it there may even be a special cherry dessert…

Bellwether is located at 2019 N Monroe St, Spokane, WA 99205.

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Organic Pest Prevention
Apr
14
1:00 PM13:00

Organic Pest Prevention

Backyard fruit trees are great to have unless the fruits are ruined by coddling moths, cherry fruit fly, peach leaf curl, apple maggot and other pests. If organic methods of pest prevention are of interest to you, then this class is right for you.

This class will introduce you to organic cultural, me­chanical, biologic and chemical techniques you can use to protect your harvest later in the summer.

Tim Kohlhauff, WSU Master Gardener Coordinator for Spokane County, has.years of experience advising people on how to care for their trees.

Sunday, April 14th, 1-2:30PM
Niche Coworking, 25 W Main Ave. 3rd Floor
$12. Proceeds benefit Spokane Edible Tree Project.

Register here.

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Native Pollinators Workshop
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Native Pollinators Workshop

Fruit tree pollination is an integral part of tree care in order for fruit to develop. Some fruit trees need more than one tree in the vicinity in order to produce fruit, and some can stand alone. What they all have in common is the need for the attraction of insects, bees, birds, and other integral species to aid in the pollination process.

If you are interested in using native plant species to attract pollinators to your fruit tree or garden, then this is the class for you! Learn the basics about what to plant, where to plant, and what to look for to attract in this workshop. 

This class will be taught jointly by native plant enthusiast and Master Gardener Eva Lusk, along with Master Gardener Coordinator Tim Kohlhauff. 

Sunday, April 7th, 1-2:30PM
Niche Coworking, 25 W Main Ave. 3rd Floor
$12. Proceeds benefit Spokane Edible Tree Project.

Register here.

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Pruning Workshop with Spirit Pruners
Mar
23
9:00 AM09:00

Pruning Workshop with Spirit Pruners

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Spokane Edible Tree Project’s annual pruning workshop with Spirit Pruners is Saturday, March 23! This three-hour workshop will give participants an overview of fruit tree pruning techniques, and provide a hands-on opportunity to practice pruning apple trees.

The workshop will be taught by Kelly Chadwick, certified arborist and founder of Spirit Pruners.

Saturday, March 23, 2018, 9am-12pm
Resurrection Orchard, 15319 E 8th Ave., Spokane Valley
$25, scholarships available. 

We encourage participants to bring pruning tools and gloves. A limited amount of tools will be available, and there will be pruning tools available for purchase from Spirit Pruners.

Space is limited; preregistration required. Register here.

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Home Orchards
Mar
21
9:00 AM09:00

Home Orchards

Backyard fruit trees are a reemerging trend in our area. With a rising interest in locally grown foods, and organic production increasing, more folks are thinking about growing fruit at home. This class covers selection, site preparation, planting, care, and general costs of home orcharding.

Class topics:

  1. How to identify fruit trees by bark, leaves, blossoms and fruits.

  2. How to do a pre-planting site evaluation, as well as the conditions needed by different types of fruit.

  3. Selection of plant stock.

  4. Introduce the proper cultural, mechanical, biologic and chemical techniques that can be used to protect harvest.

  5. Discuss the pros and cons of growing fruit at home.

  6. Costs and labor involved in growing fruit at home.

    Saturday, March 21, 9-12PM
    WSU Extension, 222 N Havana St.
    $35.

Register here.

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Scion Exchange & Grafting Workshop
Mar
16
11:00 AM11:00

Scion Exchange & Grafting Workshop

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Scion Exchange

A scion is a young shoot or twig of a plant or tree, especially cut for grafting and rooting. Scions are used for propagating trees by grafting a desired variety onto a suitable rootstock.

How does the Scion Exchange work? We will have over 100 varieties of scions available for purchase - many of which are heirlooms - as well as root stocks and other grafting supplies for a nominal fee. Admission is free to the exchange.

The scion list of varieties that will be for sale at the 2019 Scion Sale is available.  Click here to download a spreadsheet that shows the names of more than a hundred apple scions that will available for purchase.

Grafting Workshop

As part of the Scion Exchange, there will be a workshop for people who want to learn more about grafting techniques. Instructor Jim McGinty has been grafting and growing heirloom apple trees since 1990. Please make sure to arrive shortly before 11:00am in order to select your scion wood. 2 selections of scion wood are included with class registration fee. The class is $40.

Space is limited; preregistration required. Register here.

For class questions, email Pat Munts at pmunts@spokanecounty.org.

Saturday, March 16, 2018, 11am-3pm
Resurrection Orchard, 15319 E 8th Ave., Spokane Valley
$40.

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Berry & Small Fruit Cultivation
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Berry & Small Fruit Cultivation

Although it is challenging, you can successfully grow small fruits as well as a variety of berries in our area.   Our experts will help you with variety selection, appropriate maintenance, what to expect for pest problems and how to tell when to harvest your fruit.

Saturday, March 9, 9-12PM
WSU Extension, 222 N Havana St.
$15.

Register here.

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Fruit Tree Selection Workshop
Feb
24
1:00 PM13:00

Fruit Tree Selection Workshop

Backyard fruit trees are a reemerging trend in our area. With a rising interest in locally grown foods, and organic production increasing, more of us are thinking about growing fruit at home. If you're thinking about planting a fruit tree (or shrub), this class is for you!

We will discuss the pros and cons of growing fruit at home. How much does it cost? What is the labor involved? What type of fruit is most likely to succeed in your landscape? We will cover how to do a pre-planting site evaluation, as well as the conditions needed by different types of fruit. Also included: How to find the fruit tree (or shrub) of your dreams!

The class will be taught by Spokane County Master Gardener Coordinator Tim Kohlhauff.

Sunday, February 25, 1-2:30PM
Niche Coworking, 25 W Main Ave. 3rd Floor
$10. Proceeds benefit Spokane Edible Tree Project.

Register here.

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End of Season Glean & After Party
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

End of Season Glean & After Party

Join Spokane Edible Tree Project for our 5th annual End of Season Glean! Every year, SETP gathers as many volunteers as we can muster to meet in Green Bluff to glean the last apples of the season. We then send the apples out to those who need them most, doing our part to soothe the challenges of hunger and food waste in our community.

We will meet at Hidden Acres Farm to go over ground rules, how to harvest, safety procedures, and equipment training. We will then split up into teams to go harvest as many apples as we can at participating Green Bluff farms throughout the area!

After the glean, be sure to come celebrate the end of gleaning season with the SETP Crew! Join us for this free, family friendly after party at:

Big Barn Brewery

16004 N Applewood Ln

Mead, WA 99021

Please register here, or email Annie at americorp@spokaneedibletreeproject.org to RSVP for the event.

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Harvest to Give Part II
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Harvest to Give Part II

Join Spokane Edible Tree Project and Second Harvest during the second Saturday in October to donate apples to those in need! We will be posting up at two locations to collect U-Pick apples from 9:00am - 1:00pm:

Walter’s Fruit Ranch
8215 E Greenbluff Rd
Colbert, WA 99005

Hansen’s Green Bluff Orchard LLC
9807 E Day Rd
Mead, WA 99021

Simply pick a bag of U-pick apples with your family and donate a little extra to Spokane Edible Tree Project and Second Harvest. We will be there with a team of volunteers to collect and donate the apples at the end of the day.

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Harvest to Give Part I
Oct
6
9:00 AM09:00

Harvest to Give Part I

Join Spokane Edible Tree Project and Second Harvest during the first two Saturdays in October to donate apples to those in need! We will be posting up at two locations to collect U-Pick apples from 9:00am - 1:00pm:

Walter’s Fruit Ranch
8215 E Greenbluff Rd
Colbert, WA 99005

Hansen’s Green Bluff Orchard LLC
9807 E Day Rd
Mead, WA 99021

Simply pick a bag of U-pick apples with your family and donate a little extra to Spokane Edible Tree Project and Second Harvest. We will be there with a team of volunteers to collect and donate the apples at the end of the day.

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Bringing in the Harvest Fundraiser
Sep
22
2:00 PM14:00

Bringing in the Harvest Fundraiser

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Join Spokane Edible Tree Project for our 5th annual Friendraiser event at Resurrection Orchard!

This family-friendly harvest party will feature live music, a tasty meal from Crate Food Truck, apple crisp from Sister Bees Kitchen, wine from Townshend Cellar, and beer from Black Label Brewing Company. A photo booth will be hosted by Wanderlust Photo Trailer, and local artist Drew Blincow will be providing face painting. We will have a silent auction with a variety of offerings from local businesses in the community. The whole family will enjoy outdoor games like badminton, cornhole, sack races, and bobbing for apples. 

This event is proudly sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit.

All proceeds will directly benefit Spokane Edible Tree Project, allowing us to continue to feed our community and provide fruit tree care education. 

Tickets can be purchased here.

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Green Bluff Peach & Plum Glean
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Green Bluff Peach & Plum Glean

  • 17909 North Dunn Road Colbert, WA, 99005 United States (map)
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This week, we will be gleaning from a Green Bluff orchard owner who has a plethora of peach trees and plum trees that need harvesting! We will be meeting in the parking lot of Ellie's Edibles up in Green Bluff. To find the parking lot, simply drive through the gate, go down the driveway, and park in the lot to the left behind to the grove of pine trees. Look for the SETP truck!

Please bring yourself, a water bottle, and closed-toed shoes in preparation for the glean. We will gather in the parking lot to sign in, go over safety procedures, and then we will take a look at the trees we are gleaning and get started.

Please register for this and other Thursday night gleans here.

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Perry Street Plum Glean
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Perry Street Plum Glean

Join Spokane Edible Tree Project for a Saturday Morning Glean to pick plums!

We will be meeting at The Shop in South Perry, and then we will head over to the gleaning site together. With the smoke hanging in the air, we highly recommend that folks with sensitivities sit this one out. Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and wear closed-toed shoes. 

You can register here

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Aug
11
10:00 AM10:00

Northwest Spokane Pluot Glean

The pluots weren't quite ripe last weekend due to to excessive heat that caused the trees to stress so that they slowed down their ripening, but the slightly lower temperatures over the weekend sped the ripening process back up again, so despite this week's heat the pluots should be just about right for us to pick on Saturay, August 11.

We will meet at Webster Park at 10 am and head to the house from there. For folks without cars who have been waiting for a more accessible glean to get involved, this site is right by the 22 bus route and a pleasant bike ride from downtown.

Bring yourself, a water bottle, and closed-toed shoes. Friends, children, and other harvest helpers are always welcome. We'll go over safety concerns and picking instructions and then get started!

You can register here.

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Aug
9
6:00 PM18:00

South Perry Plum Glean

Hifumi En is one of the many low-income apartment buildings that receive produce through the Catholic Charities Food For All program, one of our primary distribution partners. It is also home to a beautiful community garden and a couple of fruitful plum trees!

We will meet in the parking lot at 6 pm (please note that the parking lot is for residents only, so if you are driving you will have to park on the street), and then we will go over safety and liability concerns and get to picking! A portion of this fruit will stay at Hifumi En; the remainder will be distributed to other low income housing communities.

Please register for this and other Thursday night gleans here.

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Priddy Good Fruit Cherry Glean
Jul
28
10:00 AM10:00

Priddy Good Fruit Cherry Glean

Join SETP for a Saturday Morning Glean as we harvest cherries in beautiful Green Bluff, just north of Spokane! 

We will be gleaning cherries at Priddy Good Fruit orchard! Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, wear closed-toed shoes, and be ready to have a blast harvesting (and maybe eating a cherry or two along the way). SETP will show you how to harvest the fruit, how to stay safe during the glean, and will provide all the equipment necessary to get gleaning!

Please sign up here, and the SETP Crew will be in contact with you shortly with more information and to answer any questions.  

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Green Bluff Cherry Glean
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Green Bluff Cherry Glean

Join SETP for another awesome Thursday Night Glean!

We will be meeting at Big Barn Brewery at 6:00pm, and then we will carpool to a private orchard in Green Bluff to pick some cherries! Please dress for the weather, bring a water bottle, and we highly recommend a sun hat or sunglasses. 

Can't wait to see you there! 

Register here.

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May
22
7:30 AM07:30

Rise & Shine Breakfast

Come join the Spokane Edible Tree Project for breakfast and coffee at the Philanthropy Center! City Councilwoman and SETP founder Kate Burke will be our honored guest speaker, speaking about the mission and vision of Spokane Edible Tree Project, and raising awareness of how to help remedy food insecurity in our community. $20 suggested donation, though all are welcome to attend!

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May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Volunteer Kickoff Party

Come join us for music, food, and drink on the rooftop of the Saranac Building! This event marks the beginning of what we hope to be our most successful gleaning season yet. We will be celebrating the joy of meaningful work, the importance of connection, and the gratitude we have for all who share our vision of a thriving community here in Spokane. Come join the celebration, and learn how you can get involved! All are welcome.

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Apr
18
5:30 PM17:30

Homemade Pasta Noodles Class

Join us in The Kitchen with Catholic Charities Food for All Farm's Whitney Jacques, for a hands-on cooking class and conversation around the table, focused on how you can find and use the abundant of seasonal ingredients that are available locally. You don’t want to miss our first class of the series!

Try your hand at making fresh homemade pasta noodles, topped with a deliciously simple and light seasonal sauce. Hear insight from local growers and food advocates about how you can best select fresh ingredients available in spring, while also making use of staple ingredients available in the Spokane area year round.

You’ll leave with a vinaigrette sample you made in class, fresh seasonal greens, as well as a recipe booklet for inspiration!

Tickets are $20. Register here.

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Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Pest Prevention Class

Backyard fruit trees are great to have unless the fruits are ruined by coddling moths, cherry fruit fly, peach leaf curl, apple maggot and other pests. This class will introduce you to the proper cultural, me­chanical, biologic and chemical techniques you can use to protect your harvest later in the summer. Tim Kohlhauff, WSU Master Gardener Coordinator for Spokane County, has years of experience advising people on how to care for their trees.

Register here

 

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Mar
10
9:30 AM09:30

Pruning Workshop

This three-hour workshop will give participants an overview of fruit tree pruning techniques, and provide a hands-on opportunity to practice pruning apple trees. The workshop will be taught by Kelly Chadwick, certified arborist and founder of Spirit Pruners!

We encourage participants to bring pruning tools and gloves. A limited amount will be available.

Register here!

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Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

Fruit Tree Selection Class

Backyard fruit trees are a reemerging trend in our area. With rising interest in locally grown foods, and organic production increasing, more of us are thinking about growing fruit at home. If you are thinking about planting a fruit tree (or shrub) this class is for you.

We will discuss the pros and cons of growing fruit at home. What are the costs and labor involved? What type of fruit is most likely to succeed in your landscape? 

We will cover how to do a pre-planting site evaluation, as well as the conditions needed by different types of fruit. Also included: How to find the fruit tree or shrub of your dreams!

Register here!

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