Although it can be challenging, you can successfully grow small fruits as well as a variety of berries in our area. Learn about variety selection, appropriate maintenance, what to expect for pest problems and how to tell when to harvest your fruit. Presented by WSU Spokane County Extension.
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.
Registration details will soon be available at extension.wsu.edu/spokane/events.
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.
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!
Spokane Edible Tree Project and the Master Gardener Foundation present a screening of Just Eat It: A Food Waste Story. A panel discussion about local efforts to address food waste and hunger will follow the film.
Learn more about the event here!
At the end of 2017 plum harvest, SETP gave Bellwether Brewing Co. some of the gleaned produce to create an awesome beer! They made a Belgian style tripel that matured for a while and then blended the beer with a wine barrel aged imperial rye, bettanomyces pitch, and aged for 6 months. After blending, it's matured for another 3 months in kegs. They will be donating $1 per pour to of this beer to SETP for the life of the batch.
Come Join us at the release Jan 25th from 3-9PM
Bellwether is located at 2019 N Monroe St, Spokane, Washington 99205