See Seattle's Best Urban Farms!
This is your chance to visit folks who are keeping chickens and creating urban farms in the Seattle area. On Saturday, July 12, glean great ideas from creative neighbors who are incorporating animals and unique gardens into their home landscapes.
City Fruit invites you to its 3rd Annual Hard Cider Tasting event at Little Uncle Restaurant in Pioneer Square during the First Thursday Art Walk.
Taste a variety of ciders from four Washington cideries: Alpenfire Organic Hard Cider, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Snowdrift Cider, and Tieton Cider Works. Little Uncle chefs will have a menu of delicious Thai food available for additional purchase. Tickets are $25.
Harvest for the hungry with City Fruit!
Help City Fruit harvest unused fruit from residential trees in Phinney-Greenwood and donate it to people in need. Each work party will take 1-4 hours, and opportunities are available daytime, evening and weekends in July-September. This is a family-friendly opportunity! New and continuing volunteers should attend this volunteer info session For more info and to RSVP, contact [email protected].
Interested in the South Seattle harvest? Email [email protected] to find out how to volunteer.
While young trees are getting established, they need special care. Learn how and when to water, staking techniques, how soon you should prune, and basic care for the life of your tree.
$15 for members, $20 for non-members. Sign up online through Brown Paper Tickets, or send a check with the class name and your contact information to City Fruit, PO Box 28577, Seattle, WA 98118. Visit www.cityfruit.org/classes.htm to learn more.
This workshop takes an ecological approach to protecting apples, pears, Asian pears and stone fruits from common pests in the Pacific Northwest, including apple maggot fly, codling moth, scab and other fungal diseases. The class will address strategies ranging from choosing more resistant cultivars, maintaining tree hygiene, using barriers, installing traps, promoting beneficial insects and using organic sprays. Ingela Wanerstrand is owner of Green Darner Garden Design, specializing in edible landscapes, and has more than 20 years' experience maintaining gardens and orchards.